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30 Apr.: SIPRI Update out nowThe April 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 Lina Grip on small arms control in Europe. Read the full essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2015.
28 Apr.: Check out SIPRI's daily reporting from the Non-Proliferation ConferenceAt the Non-Proliferation Conference, Tariq Rauf, Director of SIPRI’s Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation provides assessments and reports. Read the reports and check out .
22 Apr.: US leadership in the Arctic Council: What choices does the USA have?On 24–25 April 2015, the United States will assume the next two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the Council’s next ministerial meeting in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
Read the Expert Comment by Ekaterina Klimenko.
13 Apr.: US military spending falls, increases in eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and AsiaWorld military expenditure totalled $1.8 trillion in 2014, a fall of 0.4 per cent in real terms since 2013, according to new data on world military expenditure launched by SIPRI today.
Read the full press release.
31 Mar.: SIPRI and the Korea Foundation: Application for exchange schemesSince 2012, SIPRI hosts Korean interns and research fellows in cooperation with the Korea Foundation.
Read more about the scheme and the current announcement for the 2016 program.
11 May, Swedish Defence University, Stockholm, 17:15 - 18:45
Seminar on how to control fully autonomous weapon systems
To what extent does the increased automation and computerization of warfare challenge our interpretation of the law and its applicability, and possibly require revising existing law and or writing law anew? Dr Peter Asaro will present and discuss his most recent publication, ‘Jus Nascendi, Robotics Weapons and the Martens Clause’, in which he addresses specific reasons for establishing an international legal instrument to prohibit the use of lethal autonomous weapons systems. Read more about the seminar (PDF).
Please confirm your participation by 7 May by sending an email with your name, affiliation, and ID card number (required for entering the building) to Reint-Jan Groot Nuelend (firstname.lastname@example.org).
20 May, SIPRI, Stockholm, 10:00 - 11:30
Seminar on Ukraine, NATO and Russia in an East Asian perspective
On the occasion of the visit of His Excellence Masafumi Ishii, Ambassador in charge of Public Diplomacy in Europe, SIPRI in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan will host an event on Ukraine, NATO and Russia in an East Asian perspective. Discussant is SIPRI Director ad interim Dr Ian Anthony and the event is chaired by Göran Lennmarker, Distinguished Associate Fellow and former Chairman of SIPRI. Read more about the seminar (PDF).
SIPRI data launches
SIPRI will launch three major data sets in the lead-up to the publication of SIPRI Yearbook 2015.
- 15 Dec. 2014: Announcement of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2013. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.
- 16 Mar. 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on international arms transfers in 2014. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.
- 13 Apr. 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on world military expenditure in 2014. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.