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  • 28 Nov.: SIPRI Update out now!

    The November 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 Gary Milante and Suyoun Jang on describing how development works in difficult places. Read the essay online or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2014.

  • 26 Nov.: New SIPRI monograph on security activities of external actors in Africa

    SIPRI monograph:  Security Activities of External Actors in AfricaA new SIPRI monograph edited by Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Sköns provides data on and analysis of the official security-related activities of seven major external actors in sub-Saharan Africa, including five states—China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA—and two organizations—the EU and the UN. 

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  • 12 Nov.: SIPRI Yearbook Online

    Oxford University Press (OUP) and SIPRI are pleased to announce that SIPRI Yearbook Online is now available for institutional and individual subscription.

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  • 3 Nov.: SIPRI Expert Comment on Afghanistan and the Istanbul Process

    On 30–31 October China hosted the fourth ‘Heart of Asia’ ministerial conference in the framework of the Istanbul Process. As the only multilateral vehicle led by Afghanistan, the Istanbul Process permits the country a greater say in its own affairs, writes Richard Ghiasy.

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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.

14:00–15:30, 2 December 2014, SIPRI, Stockholm

The end of non-interference? China's protection of its nationals overseas 

Welcome to a lecture with Dr Mathieu Duchâtel, Head of SIPRI's China and Global Security ProjectRead the full invitation (PDF).

Please confirm your participation by sending an email with your name and full affiliation no later than Monday, 1 December 2014 to Cynthia Loo ().