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  • 26 Mar.: SIPRI Update out now

    The March 2015 SIPRI Update is out now—read it online or subscribe to receive the SIPRI Update in your inbox each month.

    In this issue we present an essay by Ekaterina Klimenko on Russia and Arctic cooperation. Read the full essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2015.

  • 26 Mar.: SIPRI welcomes new Director

    SIPRI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Smith as its new Director. Smith will assume his post on 1 September 2015.

    Read the full press release.

  • 16 Mar.: The United States leads upward trend in arms exports, Asian and Gulf states arms imports up 

    The United States has taken a firm lead as the major arms exporter globally, according to new data on international arms transfers launched today by SIPRI.

    Read the full press release.

  • 12 Mar.: Death of the CFE Treaty - the need to move arms control back to the centre of security policy


    Read the SIPRI expert comment by Ian Anthony.
     
  • 27 Feb.: SIPRI Update out now 

    The February 2015 SIPRI Update is out now—read it online or subscribe to receive the SIPRI Update in your inbox each month.

    In this issue we present an essay by Oliver Bräuner and Daha Park on how non-interference limits China's role in the fight against Islamic State. Read the full essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2015.

Upcoming events

13 Apr., United Nations Headquarters, New York, 13.15–14.30

Military expenditures: coping with new security challenges

Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman, Head of SIPRI’s Military Expenditures Project, will present SIPRI’s data on military expenditures in 2014 at an event co-hosted by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, with the sponsorship of the Permanent Mission of Japan.

Read more about the event or RSVP.


16 Apr., Utrikespolitiska Institutet, Stockholm, 15:00–16:30

Seminar on nuclear disarmament and upcoming NPT conference with the Swedish Foreign Minister

Ahead of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in New York in April and May, SIPRI in partnership with the Swedish MFA, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and the Swedish Network against Nuclear Weapons will host Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and a distinguished panel to discuss prospects for progress at the upcoming NPT conference (the event will be in Swedish).

Read more about the seminar (PDF), and click here to register.


SIPRI data launches 

SIPRI will launch three major data sets in the lead-up to the publication of SIPRI Yearbook 2015.

Phone system updated

We have changed our phone system, and many of our phone numbers. 

Please check our Staff directory for updated information on numbers, or send an email to the person you are trying to reach.