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Changes in leadership at SIPRI

(Stockholm, 13 May  2014) The Governing Board of SIPRI and Professor Tilman Brück have agreed that Professor Brück will leave his position as Director of SIPRI as of 30 June 2014. Professor Brück will serve SIPRI as a Distinguished Senior Fellow to continue his work on the economics of security and development.  Göran Lennmarker, Chairman …

South Asia and the Gulf lead rising trend in arms imports, Russian exports grow, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 17 March 2014) India’s arms imports are now almost 3 times as high as those of the second and third largest arms importers—China and Pakistan—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 14 …

Afghanistan needs civilian strategy, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 8 October 2013) Alongside the military exit strategy, the international community needs a civilian entry strategy for Afghanistan in which donors continue or even increase their development assistance after the military have left. Afghans’ desire for continuing basic services and a strong Afghan government are stressed in a new report by Stockholm International Peace …

Iranian–US engagement should focus on more than the nuclear issue

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s appearance at the UN General Assembly last week, his historic telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama and the earlier meeting between the Iranian and US foreign ministers confirm the two countries’ efforts to seriously re-engage in dialogue on Iran’s nuclear programme. However, the two countries should not ignore the other …

SIPRI Expert Comment on Sweden’s future involvement in Afghanistan

(Stockholm, 3 September 2013) The visit of United States President Barack Obama to Stockholm this week presents the Swedish Government with an opportunity to discuss urgent foreign policy issues, including Sweden’s future engagement in Afghanistan. Unlike the other Nordic countries, Sweden has yet to sign a bilateral agreement with Afghanistan and it remains unclear whether …

The challenge of implementing the new sanctions against North Korea

Is United Nations Security Council Resolution 2094 tougher than previous resolutions? The latest round of UN sanctions on North Korea strengthens measures in existing resolutions by making some mandatory and extending the scope of others. The success of these measures will depend on the willingness and resources of the states being asked to enforce them. …

Pragmatism, not pushiness—China adopts low-key approach to secure economic interests in the Arctic, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 27 November 2012) Aware of the suspicions some countries have about its intentions in the Arctic, China is adopting a deliberately low-key public stance that avoids talk about minerals, oil and gas and focuses on climate change and shipping routes. Nevertheless, China is determined not to be sidelined in decisions that it believes will …