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1 Oct.: SIPRI’s Robert Kelley and Tariq Rauf assess the military dimension of the Iran nuclear programmeNew entry to the series of assessments, where Robert Kelley and Tariq Rauf discuss possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme as well as activities at Parchin, the large military-industrial facility in Iran.
Access the assessment series and contact Robert Kelley and Tariq Rauf.
28 Sept.: UN peace operations have not become more dangerousA new report by SIPRI on fatality trends in United Nations peace operations reveals that the rate of peacekeepers dying while in the service of the UN has steadily fallen over the past 25 years. The report, released to coincide with the summit on UN peacekeeping in New York, hosted later today by US President Barack Obama, provides a timely counterpoint to the popular perception that UN peace operations have become increasingly dangerous.
Read the full press release.
25 Sept.: On ‘International Right to Know Day’ – how transparent is NATO?One way for the public and parliamentarians to really understand what is happening in any organization is to follow the money. So where would you go to find information on NATO's annual budget? Perhaps you thought that something as basic as this would be accessible via the NATO website? It isn’t. In fact, NATO does not publish an annual financial report on its revenue and expenditure, even though other intergovernmental bodies, such as the EU and World Bank, routinely do this.
Read the expert comment by SIPRI's Ian Davis.
24 Sept.: SIPRI Update out nowThe new SIPRI Update is out now. Access it online or subscribe to receive it in your inbox each month.
Read this issue's feature essay about the refugee crisis by SIPRI Director Dan Smith. Bookmark the new SIPRI blog WritePeace and find all earlier issues and feature essays here.
18 September, Stockholm
Seminar on the ASEAN community
On the occasion of the visit to Sweden of Dr Surin Pitsuwan—former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand—the Royal Thai Embassy in cooperation with other ASEAN embassies in Stockholm and SIPRI will host a seminar: Towards the ASEAN Community: Prospects and Challenges.
See the complete invitation and confirm your participation with Ms Cynthia Loo.
SIPRI data launches
SIPRI has launched 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.