SIPRI for the media

Media and communication activities at SIPRI include the launch of the SIPRI Yearbook and all SIPRI publications, the production of the monthly SIPRI Update, the maintenance of the SIPRI website, organizing events and international marketing and outreach activities. SIPRI's Communications Director, Stephanie Blenckner, can assist journalists in arranging interviews with SIPRI experts, and identifying story angles and topics of interest. Sign up for our media mailing list.

 
LATEST press release

14 Apr.: SIPRI military expenditure data launch

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012, according to figures released today by SIPRI. The fall in the global total comes from decreases in Western countries, led by the United States, and despite increases in all other regions.

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LATEST Expert comment

15 Apr.: From ending nuclear testing to detecting tsunamis and missing aircraft

by Tariq Rauf

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) prohibits all nuclear explosions anywhere as an effective measure of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation but is yet to come into force. On 11 April SIPRI, in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), held an event to discuss the CTBT and its wider applications.

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SIPRI ACTIVITIES


We maintain a news blog dedicated to SIPRI activities, including publication launches, expert seminars and presentations, high-level delegations and other items. We encourage comments on all posts!

SIPRI IN the media


Did you know that in 2013, SIPRI was cited in over
20 000 media outlets, reaching a potential audience of more than 100 million people in 130 countries? Browse links to SIPRI media mentions in news articles, podcasts and interviews.

THE SIPRI UPDATE


The SIPRI Update, our monthly newsletter, summarizes the latest developments in international security, arms control and conflict. Each edition also features an essay by a SIPRI staff member. Subscribe.

SIPRI blogs


SIPRI currently hosts two blogs—the Economists for Peace and Security blog (co-hosted with the UNited States Institute of Peace) and the Global Health blog—with plans to add more blog content in the future.

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SIPRI in the media
SIPRI Yearbook data launches 2014

31 Jan. 2014:
 Top 100 arms-producing companies. Read the press release and access the Top 100 list.

17 Mar. 2014: International arms transfers data. Read the press release and download the Fact Sheet.

14 Apr. 2014: World military expenditure data. Read the press release and download the Fact Sheet.

SIPRI's global reach

In 2013, SIPRI was cited in approximately 20 000 media outlets, reaching a potential audience of more than
100 million people in over 130 countries.
 
Download a two-page information sheet (PDF) summarizing SIPRI's communications and outreach activities in 2013.