SIPRI publications

SIPRI has published hundreds of books, reports, fact sheets, background papers and policy briefs since its first book appeared in 1969. Oxford University Press publishes and distributes some SIPRI publication series. Other are available to download or buy directly from SIPRI.

SIPRI publications aim to provide policymakers, researchers, the media and the interested public with reliable information, analysis and recommendations. They are peer-reviewed, use only open sources and are transparent about the sources used.


Featured publication

The new nuclear forensics

Western Arms Exports to China
Edited by Vitaly Fedchenko

Nuclear forensics is the science of determining the history of a sample of radioactive material through the study of the material's characteristics. While nuclear forensic analysis has normally been associated with investigations and prosecutions in the context of trafficking of nuclear materials or nuclear terrorism, it has wider applications in various national security contexts, such as nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, and arms control. 

The New Nuclear Forensics provides a survey and an analysis of the scientific discipline of nuclear forensic analysis, and the way it is applied to specific issues of international peace and security, from the 1940s to the present day. This book describes the various methods used in nuclear forensics, giving first a general introduction to the process followed by details of relevant measurement techniques and procedures. In each case, the advantages and limitations are outlined. It uses a language and methodology that opens the issue of nuclear forensics and its potential applications to a non-specialist readership.


International security
Peacekeepers at risk, Policy Brief, Feb. 2014 China's Policy on North Korea, SIPRI Policy Paper no. 40 Measuring conflict exposure in micro-level surveys, SIPRI Policy Brief
Peacekeepers at risk

China's Policy on North Korea

Measuring conflict exposure in micro-level surveys

Recent publications on security and conflicts cover SIPRI's research on armed conflict and conflict management and global and regional security.

SIPRI Yearbook
SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security SIPRI Yearbook 2013: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

The SIPRI Yearbook is known worldwide as an authoritative and independent source for politicians, diplomats, journalists and analysts seeking insight on issues of armaments and arms control, armed conflicts and conflict resolution, security arrangements and disarmament, as well as the most important longer-term trends in international security.

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