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  • 14 Apr. 2014: Military spending continues to fall in the West but rises everywhere else

    World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012, according to figures released today by SIPRI. The fall in the global total comes from decreases in Western countries, led by the United States, and despite increases in all other regions. 

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  • 4 Apr.: Guns or butter? The economics of nuclear construction workforces in Iran and South Carolina

    Read the SIPRI Expert Comment by Robert Kelley. 
     
  • 31 Mar.: SIPRI Update - new issue!

    Read it online. Do not miss the SIPRI Essay by Sam Perlo-Freeman on China's latest military budget figures. Browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2013.

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  • 25 Mar.: Looking beyond the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

    Read the SIPRI Expert Comment by Tariq Rauf.     

  • 17 Mar.: South Asia and the Gulf lead rising trend in arms imports, Russian exports grow

    India’s arms imports are now almost 3 times as high as those of the second and third largest arms importers—China and Pakistan—according to new data on international arms transfers published today by SIPRI. Overall, the volume of international transfers of major conventional weapons grew by 14 per cent between 2004–08 and 2009–13.

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In Focus

Crisis in Ukraine

Read the SIPRI Expert Comment by Neil Melvin on the role of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in bringing the crisis in Ukraine to an end.

Read the SIPRI Expert Comment by Ian Anthony on confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) in the region.

Download reports on the volume of international transfers of weapons performed by Ukraine during 2012 and previous years.

Read the latest information on European Union arms embargoes on Ukraine.


SIPRI Yearbook data launches 2014

31 Jan. 2014: Announcement of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2012. Read the press release and access the Top 100 list.

17 Mar. 2014: Launch of the SIPRI data on international arms transfers in 2013. Read the press release and download the Fact Sheet.

14 Apr. 2014: Launch of the SIPRI data on world military expenditure in 2013. Read the press release and download the Fact Sheet.

  

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