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  • 13 Oct. 2014: SIPRI seeks a new Director

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  • 10 Oct. 2014: SIPRI statement on the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

    SIPRI warmly congratulates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai on being awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. In particular, the recognition of Malala Yousafzai's work as an activist for the rights of girls and women to education in Pakistan demonstrates the importance of integrating gender issues into discussions of global security.

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  • 2 Oct.: SIPRI Expert Comment on the implications of the Ebola outbreak for public health and security

    The first case of Ebola outside of West Africa, which was confirmed in Dallas, Texas on 30 September, may prove to be the tipping point for properly mobilizing the international community to act, writes Dr Peter Clevestig.

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  • 30 Sep.: SIPRI Update out now!

    The September 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 Jaïr van der Lijn and Xenia Avezov on the preliminary results from SIPRI's New Geopolitics of Peace Operations Initiative. Read the full essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2014.

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.

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.

14–16 October, online

Security Jam: Brainstorming Global Security

As part of the 2014 Security Jam, SIPRI will host an online forum on the European Union as a global security broker. Four SIPRI experts will participate in the forum.

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