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

11 Nov.: Implementing Article 36 weapon reviews in the light of increasing autonomy in weapon systems

A new report by SIPRI outlines challenges related to the legal review of weapons that contain autonomous features, and argues for greater cooperation and information-sharing between states. The report, to be launched tomorrow at the United Nations office in Geneva, aims to feed into ongoing discussions on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).

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LATEST Expert comment

9 Nov.: Damage limitation for Vienna document

Last week, Nato’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg launched the idea of reworking the Vienna Document on Confidence and Security Building Measures, a politically binding commitment to openness and transparency in military matters within an agreed zone of application across the wider Europe—including the entire post-Soviet space..

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SIPRI IN the media

Did you know that, in 2014, SIPRI was cited in over 13 000 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, 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 today.

SIPRI blogs

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

SIPRI in the media
SIPRI Yearbook data launches 2015

15 Dec. 2014:
 Top 100 arms-producing companies for 2013. Read the press release.

16 Mar. 2015: International arms transfers data for 2014. Read the press release.

13 Apr. 2015: World military expenditure data for 2014.  Read the press release.

SIPRI's global reach

In 2014, SIPRI was cited in approximately 13 000 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 2014.