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  • 6 Oct.: Today on WritePeace

    Syria: grasping the nettle of negotiation. Read SIPRI Director Dan Smith's contribution

  • 5 Oct.: Community perceptions along the Tajik–Afghan borders

    SIPRI and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) issued a new working paper and policy brief on community perceptions along the Tajik–Afghan borders as part of a collaboration to promote better understanding of key security developments in Central Asia.

    Access all earlier policy brief and working papers.

  • 1 Oct.: SIPRI’s Robert Kelley and Tariq Rauf assess the military dimension of the Iran nuclear programme

    New 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 and .

  • 28 Sept.: UN peace operations have not become more dangerous

    A 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 now

    The 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.

Recent events

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 hosted a seminar: Towards the ASEAN Community: Prospects and Challenges.

See the complete invitation.


SIPRI data launches 

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

Temporary relocation

The SIPRI building on Signalistgatan 9 is closed for renovation from 1 June. We plan to return to the building in December 2015.

During the renovation you will find us at Solna Strandväg 78 (Regus kontorshotell, floor 7). For directions, see here. For contact details, see our Staff Directory.