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  • 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.

  • 23 Feb.: Promoting crisis management in the East China Sea 

    Four new SIPRI Policy Briefs shed light on aspects of crisis management in the East China Sea. The publications conclude a two-year project supported by the MacArthur Foundation that enabled SIPRI to host high-level maritime security dialogues in Stockholm with significant Chinese and Japanese participation.

    Read more and download the Policy Briefs.

  • 18 Feb.: Final report from SIPRI’s New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative now online

    A new SIPRI report identifies clarifying expectations, aligning resources and equitable burden sharing as key components of successful future peace operations. The report, launched today in New York City, aims to feed into a larger United Nations review of its peace operations.

    Read the Press Release, download the report or read more about the series of workshops that informed the report's findings.

Upcoming events

16 Mar., Washington, DC, 10.00–11.30

Global arms trade: recent trends and looking ahead

Dr Aude Fleurant, Director of SIPRI's Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, will present SIPRI's data on trends in international arms transfers in 2014 at an event co-hosted by the Forum on the Arms Trade and the Stimson Center. Jeff Abramson (Forum on the Arms Trade) and Rachel Stohl (Stimson Center) will also discuss prospects for greater responsibility and transparency in the global arms trade.

Read more about the event or RSVP.

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.

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