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19 June: SIPRI statement on President Obama’s speech in BerlinIn his speech in Berlin today the United States President, Barack Obama, made a commitment to move towards the reduction, and ultimate elimination, of nuclear weapons. SIPRI welcomes the President’s statement. However, this is not the first time the President has made such a commitment, and it remains to be seen how Russia’s support will be achieved.
Read the press release.
17 June: Access to shipping companies’ data could help turn the tide against maritime smugglers
Every year nearly half a billion shipping containers are transported across the globe. These movements are the lifeblood of global trade, and yet secreted within a relatively small number of containers are illegal consignments of drugs, hazardous waste, counterfeit goods, dual-use items destined for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programmes, and small arms and light weapons that end up in the hands of terrorists or fuel civil wars.Read the Expert comment by SIPRI Researchers Lawrence Dermody, Aaron Dunne and Hugh Griffiths.
17 June: New SIPRI paper on the European Union's future approach to WMD non-proliferation
This timely report explores how the EU has approached the formidable task of implementing the WMD Strategy, evaluates the degree of success that has been achieved and outlines pragmatic changes that will make the effort more effective in the future.
31 May: Call for papers: 9th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict NetworkThe 9th annual workshop of the Households in Conflict Network will take place on November 27–29 2013 at the University of California Berkeley. The Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) invites empirical papers that increase the understanding of the phenomenon of genocide and mass murder. Political economy and theoretical contributions will also be considered. SIPRI's Director, Professor Tilman Brück, is one of the co-organizers of the event. Read more (PDF).
SIPRI Data Portal - BETA release for testing!
SIPRI invites you to try out our new integrated data interface with cross-cutting search functionality across datasets.
A Beta release can still contain bugs—thank you for reporting these to firstname.lastname@example.org.Access the SIPRI Data Portal.
Conflict in Syria (June)Download an extract from SIPRI Yearbook 2013 on arms transfers to Syria.
Check the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database for information on Syrian arms imports from Russia and others.
Contact our experts Paul Holtom or Pieter Wezeman for detailed insights.
Read the expert comment on Syria's chemical weapons by SIPRI Senior Researcher John Hart.
SIPRI Yearbook 2013SIPRI Yearbook 2013 assesses the current state of international security, armaments and disarmament.
Key findings include:
- Alone among the five legally recognized nuclear weapon states, China expanded its nuclear arsenal in 2012;
- The number of personnel deployed with peace operations worldwide is falling rapidly, due to the withdrawal from Afghanistan;
- Progress towards a global ban on cluster munitions stalled in 2012.
June 20, Palais des Nations, Geneva (15:00-18:00)
Briefing on the Arms Trade Treaty
Geneva Forum, and
the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are pleased to invite you to a briefing on
"The Arms Trade Treaty: Past, Present, and Future". The
briefing will provide a first opportunity to take stock of the ATT
process; take a broad look at the treaty content; examine its
relationship with existing instruments; and discuss immediate next steps
to expedite its entry into force. Read more.
This is a public event - register here.