SIPRI in the media

A monthly selection of news articles, commentaries, podcasts and interviews featuring SIPRI experts.

March 2015


  • The launch of the new SIPRI data on international arms transfers has been covered by more than 2700 media outlets worldwide. Contact SIPRI Communications Director for a complete report.
  • Gary Milante wrote in Foreign Policy about the issue of democratization.
  • Ian Anthony was interviewed by Deutsche Welle about the death of the CFE treaty.
  • Shannon Kile spoke to Ny Teknik about Saudi Arabia (in Swedish).


February 2015





  • Siemon Wezeman commented on the United States' weapon exports to India in a Bloomberg article
  • Aude Fleurant spoke to La Presse about Canadian arms exports to Saudi Arabia. 
  • Ekaterina Klimenko discussed the new shipping route through the Arctic for Reuters. Her lecture on Russia's Arctic strategy was also covered by Kunskapskanalen (in Swedish). 
  • Pieter Wezeman discussed the implications of falling oil prices on military budgets in the Middle East for IPS, and the launch of SIPRI's arms industry data for Sky News Arabia
  • Zhou Hang commented on China's peacekeeping contribution to South Sudan in Phoenix Weekly(in Chinese).




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.