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4 Mar.: New SIPRI publication on Turkish military expenditureWhile details of some of Turkey’s military expenditure is available online—such as the budgets of the Ministry of National Defence—access to information about other elements is limited or, in some cases, impossible. The latest SIPRI Insights paper by Nurhan Yentürk concludes that the military burden in Turkey is approximately 2.4 per cent of gross domestic product.
Read more and download the SIPRI Insights paper.
3 Mar.: Preventing a new division of EuropeRead the SIPRI Expert Comment by Neil Melvin.
28 Feb.: Reducing risks arising from developments in UkraineRead the SIPRI Expert Comment by Ian Anthony.
27 Feb.: SIPRI Update - new issue!Read it online. Do not miss the essay on the role of safeguards in a nuclear weapon-free zone in the Middle East by Tariq Rauf, Director of SIPRI's Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme.
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26 Feb.: New SIPRI publication on the lethality of peace operationsA new SIPRI Policy Brief by Jaïr van der Lijn and Jane Dundon analyses data from the SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database for 2000–10, which shows that Africa was not the most dangerous region to deploy peacekeepers. Similarly, UN peacekeeping operations were much safer than NATO and NATO-led operations or ad hoc coalitions.
Read more and download the SIPRI Policy Brief.
18 Feb.: Only a pragmatic approach to Iran’s nuclear programme will yield resultsRead the SIPRI Expert Comment by Tariq Rauf.
Crisis in Ukraine
Read the SIPRI Expert Comment by Neil Melvin on the role of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in bringing the crisis in Ukraine to an end.
Read the SIPRI Expert Comment by Ian Anthony on confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) in the region.
SIPRI Yearbook data launches 2014
31 Jan. 2014: Announcement of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2012. Read the press release and access the Top 100 list.
17 Mar. 2014: Launch of the SIPRI data on international arms transfers in 2013.
14 Apr. 2014: Launch of the SIPRI data on world military expenditure in 2013.
09.00–12.30, 17 Mar., Paris
Roundtable and launch of SIPRI arms transfers data
SIPRI and Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'École Militaire (IRSEM) are pleased to invite you to a roundtable on the global arms market. This roundtable will bring together French-speaking experts to address contemporary developments in arms exports by key countries and regions, and will include a launch of SIPRI data on international arms transfers for 2013. Download an agenda for the event in English or French (PDF).
Please confirm your participation by sending an email with your full name and affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org. The location for the event is Ecole Militaire, Paris (5, pl. Joffre, 75007, Métro 8), Amphithéâtre Louis. The number of places at this event is limited.
28 Mar., Stockholm
2014 Stockholm Forum on Security and Development: 'Freedom from Violence'
Building on its long-standing reputation in the field of international security, SIPRI is currently broadening its research focus to include issues of security and development, examining the links between socioeconomic development, conflict, peace and security. In 2014, as part of these ongoing research activities, SIPRI will host a high-level global event - the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development - together with the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Hillevi Engström. Read more.