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  • 2 May: SIPRI mourns the passing of the Institute’s former Director Ambassador Alyson Bailes (UK)

    Bailes was Director of SIPRI from July 2002-August 2007. Read the obituary.

  • 25 Apr.: SIPRI releases pre-1988 military expenditure data

    SIPRI releases a 'beta' version of its new military expenditure dataset, with some countries' military spending data going as far back as 1949.

    Find out how to request the new data.

  • 25 Apr.: Against all odds: using the SDGs to overcome fragility

    The 2016 Stockholm Forum on Security and Development focused on achieving the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in fragile contexts.

    Read more in the essay by Gary Milante and Kate Sullivan.

  • 14 Apr.: SIPRI to host session at the 2016 Security Jam

    SIPRI will host the session 'Policing in 2025: New strategies against organized crime' at the 2016 Security Jam.

    Find out more information.

  • 11 Apr.: Hiroshima Declaration by G-7 Foreign Ministers Falls Short

    The so-called ‘Hiroshima Declaration’ adopted today, 70 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is a major disappointment.

    Read the latest expert comment by Tariq Rauf.

Upcoming events

9 May 2016, Solna stadshus, Kommunfullmäktigesalen, Solna centrum

SIPRI Chairman speaks on Europe Day in Solna

To celebrate International Europe Day on 9 May, SIPRI Chairman Sven-Olof Petersson will address key current challenges at an event co-hosted with the County of Solna. The event will be in Swedish.

Read the invitation for more information.

17 May 2016, SIPRI, Signalistgatan 9, Solna

Security in Europe

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the international SIPRI Governing Board, SIPRI Director Dan Smith is pleased to invite you to a conversation event entitled “Security in Europe: Is it a new cold war? - or how to avoid one”.

Read the invitation for more information.


SIPRI year of reflection  

How tracking military expenditure creates transparency and contributes to peace

SIPRI presents the fourth film in its new short-film series 2016A Year of Reflection.

It features SIPRI Senior Researcher Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman, SIPRI Director Dan Smith and former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affaris Hans Blix discussing SIPRI's freely available military expenditure data and how it can be used by organizations around the world to facilitate peace.

Watch the whole series so far or see more videos on SIPRI's YouTube channel.