About SIPRI

SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. Based in Stockholm, SIPRI also has a presence in Beijing, and is regularly ranked among the most respected think tanks worldwide.

Vision and mission

SIPRI's vision is a world in which sources of insecurity are identified and understood, conflicts are prevented or resolved, and peace is sustained.

SIPRI’s mission is to:

  • undertake research and activities on security, conflict and peace;
  • provide policy analysis and recommendations;
  • facilitate dialogue and build capacities;
  • promote transparency and accountability; and
  • deliver authoritative information to global audiences. 


History and funding

SIPRI was established on the basis of a decision by the Swedish Parliament and receives a substantial part of its funding in the form of an annual grant from the Swedish Government. The Institute also seeks financial support from other organizations in order to carry out its research programme.

 

Structure

SIPRI's organizational structure comprises the Governing Board and the Director, a Deputy Director, the Research Staff Collegium, and support staff, together numbering around 50–60 people.

 

International reach

Located in Stockholm, Sweden, SIPRI offers a unique platform for researchers from different countries to work in close cooperation. The Institute also hosts guest researchers and interns who work on issues related to the SIPRI research programmes.

SIPRI maintains contacts with other research centres and individual researchers throughout the world. The Institute also cooperates closely with several intergovernmental organizations, notably the United Nations and the European Union, and regularly receives parliamentary, scientific and government delegations as well as visiting researchers.

 

Research and communications

SIPRI’s research agenda is constantly evolving, consistently remaining timely and in high demand. SIPRI’s research has a high impact, informing the understandings and choices of policymakers, parliamentarians, diplomats, journalists, and experts.

Dissemination channels include an active media and communications programme; seminars and conferences; a website; a monthly newsletter; and a renowned publications programme.

Annual Review 2014

SIPRI Annual Review, 2013

Annual Review 2014 contains highlights from SIPRI's research programme activities in 2014 as well as details of flagship SIPRI events and publications, significant media coverage, financial information, and staff facts and figures

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