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

15 June: Nuclear force reductions and modernisations continue; peace operations increase - new SIPRI Yearbook out now

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2015, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

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LATEST Expert comment

28 Aug.: 'Rules of the Road' for the Arms Trade Treaty

The first Conference of States Parties (CSP1) to the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) drew to a close in Cancun Mexico yesterday. The ATT was adopted by a vote at the UN General Assembly in April 2013 and entered into force on 24 December 2014, 90 days after the 50th state deposited its instrument of ratification. To date, 130 states have signed the ATT and 72 have ratified, 69 of which did so in time to have voting rights at CSP1. The ATT is the first international legally binding agreement to establish standards for regulating the trade in conventional arms and preventing the illicit trade in weapons. As such, it carries enormous potential to help prevent conflict, armed violence and human rights abuses.

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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.