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  • 16 Dec.: SIPRI Update out now!

    The December 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 Elisabeth Sköns on external engagement in African security. Read the essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2014.

  • 15 Dec.: The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2013

    Sales of arms and military services by the world's largest arms-producing companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $402 billion in 2013 according to new data on international arms production launched today by SIPRI.

    Read the full press release or access the data.

  • 12 Dec.: SIPRI Governing Board member appointed chair of OSCE panel

    SIPRI Governing Board member Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger has been appointed as the chair of an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Panel of Eminent Persons on 'European Security as a Common Project'.

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  • 28 Nov.: SIPRI Update out now!

    The November 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 Gary Milante and Suyoun Jang on describing how development works in difficult places. Read the essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2014.

  • 26 Nov.: New SIPRI monograph on security activities of external actors in Africa

    SIPRI monograph:  Security Activities of External Actors in AfricaA new SIPRI monograph, edited by Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns and published by Oxford University Press, provides data and analysis on the official security-related activities of seven major external actors in sub-Saharan Africa, including five states—China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA—and two organizations—the EU and the UN. 

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  • 12 Nov.: SIPRI Yearbook Online

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

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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. Read the press release.

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.


UPCOMING EVENTS
17 December 2014, Brussels

The global arms industry: new data, trends and global developments

On the occasion of the launch of the new SIPRI data on the international arms industry, the Egmont Institute, the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and SIPRI are pleased to invite you to a discussion featuring Dr Yudit Kiss, author of the SIPRI monograph on arms industry transformation in East Central Europe, published in 2014.

Read the full event invitation or register online.