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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.

  • 22 Sep.: SIPRI co-hosts meeting between Malian traditional leaders and women’s groups

    On September 16–18 Malian traditional leaders and women’s associations met in Bamako to discuss their contributions to a lasting peace in Mali. The three-day forum was organized by SIPRI in cooperation with its local partner organization in Mali, CONASCIPAL.

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  • 4 Sep.: New SIPRI Policy Paper on Russia's Arctic strategy

    Russia has identified the Arctic as both a strategic priority and a resource base for the 21st century. In the latest SIPRI Policy Paper, SIPRI Researcher Ekaterina Klimenko argues that significant challenges stand in the way of a major reorientation of Russian Arctic policy towards China.

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In Focus

Weapon deliveries and the international military efforts against the Islamic State

The violent advances of the Islamic State (IS) group and the evolving humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq have led several countries to supply military aid to the Iraq's central forces and the Kurdish regional forces in Iraq. This raises questions about the long-term consequences of such supplies. In addition, Arab states have joined the United States in long-range air attacks against IS in Syria.

The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database provides information about transfers of major arms to Iraq and Syria. It also provides data on how Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have recently invested in imported long-range strike capabilities.

The recent SIPRI publication 'Transfers of small arms and light weapons to fragile states: strengthening oversight and control' discusses the utility and risks of supplying arms to conflict regions and fragile states.

SIPRI data launches 2014

31 Jan. 2014: Announcement of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2012. Read the press release.

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.


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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