The independent resource on global security

Research

SIPRI looks at the most important symptoms of insecurity and efforts to control them.

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Recently updated Armament and disarmament projects

Emerging military and security technologies

SIPRI monitors key developments in science and technology.

Museum of Science and Industry in Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945

SIPRI works to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction, particularly biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.

Checking exports from ship and truck in shipyard

SIPRI promotes dual-use and arms trade controls through research, publications, seminars and capacity-building activities.

SIPRI looks at the most important consequences of insecurity and efforts to minimize them.

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Recently updated Conflict, peace and security projects

Indian Formed Police Unit participate in a medal parade, 2008.

SIPRI produces policy-relevant research on data and trends, future developments, and gender in peace operations and conflict management.

Map of Middle East and North Africa

SIPRI’s work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) spans the region and involves several cross-cutting themes—including dialogue, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, military expenditure and security.

Africa

SIPRI’s work in Africa spans several regions and cross-cutting themes, including peacekeeping operations, civil society and peacebuilding, and military expenditure.

SIPRI looks at the long-term causes of insecurity to understand how societies identify and navigate paths to sustainable peace.

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Recently updated Peace and development projects

Food, peace and security

SIPRI seeks to improve the understanding of the relationship between food, security, stability and peace. For this work, SIPRI has agreed a multi-year partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Environment of Peace

The Environment of Peace initiative aims to increase understanding of how climate change and other environmental crises affect prospects for peace and security. 

Slums and high-rise buildings in Manila, Philippines

SIPRI focuses on the conditions necessary to resolve conflicts and the effects of positive peace in promoting sustainable development.