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  • 23 July: Asan–SIPRI conference in Seoul

    On 9 July SIPRI and the Asan Institute for Policy Studies co-hosted a conference on the Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative (NAPCI) entitled NAPCI and the European Experience of Confidence and Security-Building Measures.

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  • 1 July: New SIPRI military expenditure data for NATO countries

    SIPRI's extended dataset of military expenditure of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states is now freely available online, alongside our main military expenditure dataset for all countries.

    The data, which makes use of NATO data on members' military spending and other sources, extends back at least to each country's year of joining.

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  • 27 June: SIPRI Update out now!

    The June 2014 SIPRI Update is now available. Read it online or subscribe to receive our newsletter in your inbox each month.
    In this issue we present two essays. The first, by Vitaly Fedchenko and Ian Anthony, discusses new European approaches to energy security. The second, by Gaudence Nyirabikali, examines the role of 'track III' interventions in the resolution of the conflict in Mali.

In Focus

New SIPRI monograph

SIPRI is pleased to announce the publication of a new SIPRI monograph, Arms Industry Transformation and Integration: The Choices of East Central Europe, by Yudit Kiss.

The book presents a comparative analysis of the defence industries of six East Central European countries—Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia—describing how they adjusted to the changed political and economic environment after the end of the cold war in both the domestic and international contexts.

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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 or access the Top 100 list.

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

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

16 June 2014
: Launch of SIPRI's world nuclear forces figures. Read the press release or visit our nuclear forces pages.