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  • 12 Nov.: SIPRI Yearbook Online

    Oxford University Press (OUP) and SIPRI are pleased to announce that SIPRI Yearbook Online is now available for institutional and individual subscription.

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  • 3 Nov.: SIPRI Expert Comment on Afghanistan and the Istanbul Process

    Last week Beijing hosted the fourth ‘Heart of Asia’ ministerial conference in the framework of the Istanbul Process which is the only multilateral vehicle led by Afghanistan, thus permitting the country a greater say in its own affairs writes Richard Ghiasy.

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  • 29 Oct.: SIPRI Update out now!

    The October 2014 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 Fantu Cheru on Africa and the changing development landscape. Read the full essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2014.

  • 13 Oct. 2014: SIPRI seeks a new Director

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  • 10 Oct. 2014: SIPRI statement on the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

    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.

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  • 2 Oct.: SIPRI Expert Comment on the implications of the Ebola outbreak for public health and security

    The first case of Ebola outside of West Africa, which was confirmed in Dallas, Texas on 30 September, may prove to be the tipping point for properly mobilizing the international community to act, writes Dr Peter Clevestig.

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In Focus

Peace and security in South Asia

In the SIPRI statement on the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, SIPRI Director Dr Ian Anthony points out that the awarding of the prize to Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan draws attention to a region with a multitude of complex security problems that require sustained engagement.

India and Pakistan are currently expanding their nuclear arsenals. Similarly, both countries are among the world's top 10 arms importers. Peace and security in South Asia also depends, to a large extent, on the success of the forthcoming 'transition decade' in Afghanistan, in which Pakistan, in particular, could play a key role.

UPCOMING data launches 

15 Dec. 2014: Announcement of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2013.

16 Mar. 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on international arms transfers in 2014.

13 Apr. 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on world military expenditure in 2014.

9:30–11.00, 25 November 2014, SIPRI, Stockholm

Security Challenges in the South Caucasus

On the occasion of the Armenian Foreign Minister’s visit to Sweden, SIPRI would like to invite you to a briefing. Minister Nalbandian will discuss the recent developments in the Nagorno- Karabakh peace talks as well as the security challenges facing Armenia. Read the invitation (PDF).

Please confirm your participation, giving your name and full affiliation, no later than Monday, 24 November 2014 with Ms Cynthia Loo: phone: 08-655 97 51, email: .

24 November 2014, Filmhuset, F-salen, Borgvägen 1-5 Stockholm

Media in a political context–watchdog or propaganda instrument?

This seminar will give examples of media coverage during conflict, its perceived role and responsibilities, and the challenges that the global media landscape, the public and governments pose to independent reporting. Read the full invitation.

Please confirm your participation by emailing your name and affiliation to Ms Cynthia Loo, .