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Global nuclear arsenals grow as states continue to modernize–New SIPRI Yearbook out now

(Stockholm, 14 June 2021) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2021, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. A key finding is that despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2020, more have been deployed with operational forces. Signs …

SIPRI statement on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

(Stockholm, 9 October 2020) SIPRI would like to congratulate the World Food Programme (WFP) on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Nobel Committee, the motivation for the prize was ‘for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a …

Modernization of world nuclear forces continues despite overall decrease in number of warheads: New SIPRI Yearbook out now

(Stockholm, 17 June 2019) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.  The modernization of nuclear forces continues SIPRI Governing Board Chair Ambassador Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, says: ‘A key finding is …

Global arms trade: USA increases dominance; arms flows to the Middle East surge, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 11 March 2019) The volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014–18 was 7.8 per cent higher than in 2009–13 and 23 per cent higher than in 2004–2008, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) at www.sipri.org. The five largest exporters in 2014–18 were the …

Global arms industry: US companies dominate the Top 100; Russian arms industry moves to second place, says SIPRI

(Stockholm,10 December 2018) Sales of arms and military services by theworld’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top100—totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international armsindustry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace ResearchInstitute (SIPRI). The total for the SIPRI Top 100 in2017 is 2.5 per cent higher than in 2016 and represents anincrease of 44 per cent …

Asia and the Middle East lead rising trend in arms imports, US exports grow significantly, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 12 March 2018) Continuing the upward trend that began in the early 2000s, the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013-17 was 10 per cent higher than in 2008-12, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) at www.sipri.org. The flow of arms increased to …

Global nuclear weapons: modernization remains the priority – SIPRI

(Stockholm, 3 July 2017) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals. The data shows that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, all of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are in the …

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 24 April 2017) Total world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Military spending in North America saw its first annual increase since 2010, while spending in Western Europe grew …