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24 June: SIPRI Update out nowThe June 2015 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 Tariq Rauf's summary and assessment of why the NPT Review Conference failed.
Read the full essay online, or browse the full list of SIPRI Essays from 2009 to 2015.
15 June: Nuclear force reductions and modernizations continue; peace operations increase - new Sipri Yearbook out nowSIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2015, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. Key findings include: (1) all the nuclear weapon-possessing states are working to develop new nuclear weapon systems and/or upgrade their existing ones; and (2) the number of personnel deployed with peace operations worldwide continues to fall while the number of peace operations increases.
Read the press release.
12 June: New SIPRI/EPS blog post on BRICS - realistic alternative with a stuttering motorThe BRICS countries have recently lost some of its previous dynamic. In the case of Russia it looks like a dramatic economic crisis in 2014/2015; the other four BRICS members are experiencing slower growth. Is their economic motor stuttering?
Read the blog post by Prof Herbert Wulf, University of University of Essen/Duisburg.
29 May: New SIPRI publication on implementing the Arms Trade TreatyThe Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) entered into force on 24 December 2014. The ATT creates a range of obligations for states parties in the field of arms transfer controls and many will require assistance with treaty implementation. Recognizing these needs, the ATT suggests areas where international cooperation and assistance might be focused and mechanisms through which it might be carried out.
Read more and download the Background paper.
19 June, London, 1:3-3.00pm
SIPRI and OUP host panel on SIPRI Yearbook issues at BISA conference in LondonSIPRI and its publishing partner Oxford University Press hosted a panel discussion: Fragile Development 2015-2030: Understanding how insecurity and poor governance will affect sustainable development, at the a conference of the British International Studies Association. Chaired by incoming SIPRI Director Dan Smith, the panel presented brief snapshots of the developing world in 2015, and the likely challenges for development in the next 15 years.
Read more about the conference.
Contact Stephanie Blenckner for further information.
15 June, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 10:00 - 11:30
Launch event: SIPRI Yearbook 2015
On the occasion of the Launch of SIPRI Yearbook 2015, SIPRI in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs arranged a launch event on Peace operations, conflict management and the role of gender. Peace operations remain in the eyes of both conflict parties and the international community generally one of the most useful conflict management tools available today. However, the presence of non-state actors as well as terrorist groups, underlines that the challenges grow ever more complex. The event featured a keynote speech by Ms Annika Söder, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.Read the full invitation.
SIPRI data launches
SIPRI has launched three major data sets in the lead-up to the publication of SIPRI Yearbook 2015.
- 15 Dec. 2014: Announcement of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2013. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.
- 16 Mar. 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on international arms transfers in 2014. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.
- 13 Apr. 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on world military expenditure in 2014. Read the press release or download the Fact Sheet.