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  • 5 Feb.: New mapping tool for successful Arms Trade Treaty implementation

    SIPRI and the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) present today a web-based tool and Background Paper to help facilitate a successful Arms Trade Treaty implementation.

    Read the announcement, access the tool and download the Background Paper.

  • 29 Jan.: International responses to ISIS (and why they are failing)

    The current responses to ISIS are flawed, but there are other alternative measures open to the international community. Read the essay by Manjana Pecht.

  • 28 Jan.: Syria: another round of peace talks

    The Geneva III talks will discuss the future of Syria, but the chance of a successful peace settlement is small. Read the blog post by Dan Smith.

  • 19 Jan.: New SIPRI and PAX report

    Hope for peace in South Sudan, but fragmentation still a risk. Read the press release or download the report.

  • 11 Jan.: Another nuclear test announced by North Korea: Searching for a plan of action?

    On 6 January 2016, North Korea announced that it had successfully detonated a ‘hydrogen’ or thermonuclear device. Read Tariq Rauf's expert comment on the announcement.

  • 30 Dec.: SIPRI mourns passing of former Chairwoman

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) mourns the passing of Karin Söder, former Chairwoman of the SIPRI Governing Board (1978-1979). As Sweden's first female foreign minister (1976-1978) and its first female political party leader (Center Party, 1985-1987), Söder paved the way for women in Swedish politics. She also served as Minister for Health and Social Affairs (1979–1982), Chairwoman of Save the Children Sweden (1983-1995) and President of the Nordic Council (1984-1985). After a 20 year parliamentary career, Söder will be remembered as groundbreaking political figure, and a steadfast advocate for peace and children's rights. 

Recent events

20 January 2016, 16.30-18.30, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

The State of the Middle East: A broader perspective for a resolution to the conflict

On the occasion of the launch of the third edition of his book The State of the Middle East, SIPRI Director Dan Smith is pleased to invite you to a conversation event with former Svenska Dagbladet correspondent Bitte Hammargren.

Read the full invitation. Follow the event via live streaming below:

SIPRI data launches 

Previous launches

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