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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 …

Increase in arms transfers driven by demand in the Middle East and Asia, says SIPRI

  (Stockholm, 20 February 2017) The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4 per cent between 2007–11 and 2012–16, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Notably, transfers of major weapons in 2012–16 reached their highest …

Asia and the Middle East lead rise in arms imports; the United States and Russia remain largest arms exporters, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 22 February 2016) The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and rose by 14 per cent between 2006–10 and 2011–15, according to new data on international arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Six of the top 10 largest arms importers in the …

Reviewing the legality of autonomous weapons, a significant technical challenge requiring more interstate cooperation, says SIPRI in a new report ahead of key UN meeting in Geneva

(Stockholm/Geneva, 11 November 2015)—a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) outlines challenges related to the legal review of weapons that contain autonomous features, and argues for greater cooperation and information-sharing between states. The report, to be launched tomorrow at the United Nations office in Geneva, aims to feed into ongoing discussions …

SIPRI statement on the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

  (Stockholm, 9 October 2015) SIPRI warmly congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on being awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. As an institute that collaborates with civil society in peace processes, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) acknowledges the Quartet’s key contribution to establishing an alternative peaceful political process at a time when …

The United States leads upward trend in arms exports, Asian and Gulf states arms imports up, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 16 March 2015) The United States has taken a firm lead as the major arms exporter globally, according to new data on international arms transfers published today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Overall, the volume of international transfers of major conventional weapons grew by 16 per cent between 2005–2009 and 2010–14.   …

Success of future peace operations will depend on managing expectations, allocating resources and balancing states’ contributions, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 18 February 2015) A new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) identifies clarifying expectations, aligning resources and equitable burden sharing as key components of successful future peace operations. The report, to be launched today in New York City, aims to feed into a larger United Nations review of its peace operations. The …

SIPRI statement on the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

(Stockholm,10 October 2014) SIPRI warmly congratulates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai on being awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. In particular, the recognition of Malala Yousafzai’s work as an activist for the rights of girls and women to education in Pakistan demonstrates the importance of integrating gender issues into discussions of global security. ‘Solutions to …

Nuclear forces reduced while modernizations continue, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 16 June 2014) Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which assesses 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, none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared to give …