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  • 13. Apr.: US military spending falls, increases in eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia  

    World military expenditure totalled $1.8 trillion in 2014, a fall of 0.4 per cent in real terms since 2013, according to new data on world military expenditure launched by SIPRI today.

    Read the full press release.

  • 31 Mar.: SIPRI and the Korea Foundation: Application for exchange schemes

    Since 2012, SIPRI hosts Korean interns and research fellows in cooperation with the Korea Foundation.

    Read more about the scheme and the current announcement for the 2016 program.
  • 26 Mar.: SIPRI Update out now

    The March 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 Ekaterina Klimenko on Russia and Arctic cooperation. Read the full essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2015.

  • 26 Mar.: SIPRI welcomes new Director

    SIPRI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Smith as its new Director. Smith will assume his post on 1 September 2015.

    Read the full press release.

  • 16 Mar.: The United States leads upward trend in arms exports, Asian and Gulf states arms imports up 

    The United States has taken a firm lead as the major arms exporter globally, according to new data on international arms transfers launched today by SIPRI.

    Read the full press release.

Upcoming events

16 Apr., Utrikespolitiska Institutet, Stockholm, 15:00–16:30

Seminar on nuclear disarmament and upcoming NPT conference with the Swedish Foreign Minister

Ahead of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in New York in April and May, SIPRI in partnership with the Swedish MFA, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and the Swedish Network against Nuclear Weapons will host Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and a distinguished panel to discuss prospects for progress at the upcoming NPT conference (the event will be in Swedish).

Read more about the seminar (PDF), and click here to register.

28 Apr., SIPRI, Stockholm, 14:00–15:30

Seminar on Morocco's challenges and ambitions with Minister Amrani

At a time when the Middle East and North Africa, just as Europe, are grappling with the challenges related to violent extremism, the need for voices that plead reason and the promotion of cooperation and inter- faith dialogue is greater than ever.

In his presentation Minister Amrani will describe the foreign policy challenges facing Morocco, notably in the context of the Maghreb and the wider region as well as with Europe and North America. Read more about the seminar (PDF).

Please confirm your participation no later than Monday, 27 April 2015 by sending an email with your name and full affiliation to Cynthia Loo, ().


SIPRI data launches 

SIPRI will launch three major data sets in the lead-up to the publication of SIPRI Yearbook 2015.

New phone numbers

We have changed our phone system, and many of our phone numbers. 

Please check our Staff directory for updated information on numbers, or send an email to the person you are trying to reach.

The main Switchboard line remains the same: +46 8 655 97 00