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Improving the Prospects for Peace in South Sudan: Spotlight on Stabilization

South Sudan is home to one of the world’s worst hunger crises, a consequence of decades of armed conflict and devastating extreme weather events. Conflict, climate change and hunger have forcibly displaced nearly seven million people, out of a population of 11 million. The World Food Programme (WFP) operates in the middle of this intersection.

Comparing Responses to Climate-related Security Risks Among the EU, NATO and the OSCE

This SIPRI Policy Report compares responses to climate-related security risks by the European Union (EU), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). All three organizations have formulated ambitious policies in this area in recent years. However, while they have come a long way in raising the interlinkages between climate, peace and security on their agendas, more is required to achieve their various ambitions.

The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Sri Lanka

The World Food Programme (WFP) has supported food security and nutrition in Sri Lanka since 1968. Based on research conducted in the Monaragala district in the south and the Mullaitivu district in the north of the country on gender dynamics and community resilience, this report aims to identify the ways in which selected WFP projects impact the prospects for peace

Biosecurity Risk Assessment in the Life Sciences: Towards a Toolkit for Individual Practitioners

This paper outlines ways to motivate practitioners to proactively take responsibility for considering and managing the biorisks associated with their work, aiming to close the knowledge gap by equipping scientists with appropriate tools to implement a comprehensive biorisk mitigation strategy at the practical level.

Compliance with International Humanitarian Law in the Development and Use of Autonomous Weapon Systems: What does IHL Permit, Prohibit and Require?

It is undisputed that the development and use of autonomous weapon systems (AWS) must comply with international humanitarian law (IHL). However, how IHL rules should be interpreted and applied in the context of AWS remains, in some respects, unclear or disputed. With a particular focus on human–machine interaction, this report aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of this issue.

Nuclear Security in Ukraine and the Black Sea Region: New Threats, New Risks, New Consequences

Nuclear security threats in the Black Sea region went through momentous changes between the 1990s and 2023. Up to 2014 the region was known as the location for the most high-profile cases of nuclear smuggling. In 2014 Ukraine lost control of parts of its territory and borders, which exacerbated the same nuclear security challenges. Attacks on nuclear installations were still seen as unlikely.

Nuclear Security During Armed Conflict: Lessons From Ukraine

The attacks on nuclear installations in Ukraine by the Russian military in 2022 were unprecedented. Nuclear security aims at prevention, detection and response to malicious or unauthorized acts by non-state actors, not the armed forces of a state. However, an international armed conflict creates new circumstances in which a national nuclear security regime must operate. 

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