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

28 Sept.: Peacekeepers under threat? Fatality trends in UN peacekeeping operations

A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on fatality trends in United Nations peace operations reveals that the rate of peacekeepers dying while in the service of the UN has steadily fallen over the past 25 years.

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LATEST Expert comment

25 Sept.: On 'International Right to Know Day' – how transparent is NATO?

One way for the public and parliamentarians to really understand what is happening in any organization is to follow the money. So where would you go to find information on NATO's annual budget? Perhaps you thought that something as basic as this would be accessible via the NATO website? It isn’t. In fact, NATO does not publish an annual financial report on its revenue and expenditure, even though other intergovernmental bodies, such as the EU and World Bank, routinely do this.

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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.