SIPRI Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security
The SIPRI Yearbook is known worldwide as an authoritative and independent source for politicians, diplomats, journalists, scholars, students and citizens on armaments, disarmament and international security. It provides an overview of developments in international security, weapons and technology, military expenditure, the arms trade and arms production, and armed conflicts, along with efforts to control conventional, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
The first edition of the SIPRI Yearbook was released in 1969, with the aim of producing ‘a factual and balanced account of a controversial subject-the arms race and attempts to stop it’. The 46 editions of the Yearbook published so far have gathered important data on world military spending, the arms trade and nuclear forces, among other topics.
Over the years these data sets have been refined and new data sets added, thereby improving the accuracy of key source materials. Together with SIPRI’s rigorous editorial standards, this continual qualitative improvement in the data makes the SIPRI Yearbook a ‘unique and indispensable’ reference work.
The SIPRI Yearbook is published in print and online by Oxford University Press (OUP).
CURRENT EDITION: SIPRI YEARBOOK 2015The 46th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook is a compendium of data and analysis in the areas of security and conflicts; military spending and armaments; and non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament. It covers developments during 2014 including:
- aspects of the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine;
- regional military-security trends in East Asia;
- military spending in the US;
- the continued negotiations around Iran's nuclear programme; and
- the entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty.
Download a Summary of SIPRI Yearbook 2015.
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Reviews and testimonials
'For more than 40 years, the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has been at the forefront of providing the most up-to-date data and analysis on matters of international security. The latest volume in the authoritative SIPRI Yearbook series continues the proud tradition with a wealth of information about state armaments and their employment in conflict, enhanced by an online edition.'
LSE Review of Books (2013)
Browse the contents of recent editions of the SIPRI Yearbook.
- SIPRI Yearbook 2015
- SIPRI Yearbook 2014
- SIPRI Yearbook 2013
- SIPRI Yearbook 2012
- SIPRI Yearbook 2011
- SIPRI Yearbook 2010
The full contents of the SIPRI Yearbook are translated into a number of languages. For information on how to obtain printed copies of these translations, please contact the relevant translator or publisher.
- Arabic (Centre for Arab Unity Studies, Beirut)
- Chinese (China Arms Control and Disarmament Association, Beijing)
- Russian (Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow)
- Ukrainian (Razumkov Centre, Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies, Kyiv)
Translations of the SIPRI Yearbook are supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport.
HOW TO ORDER
All editions of the SIPRI Yearbook published by OUP since 1986 remain in print and can be bought directly from the publisher. Alternatively, they can be ordered through any good book shop or bookseller.
SIPRI Yearbook Online houses all editions of the SIPRI Yearbook published since 2010 in a modern and consolidated online platform.
Subscription access to SIPRI Yearbook Online is now available for both individuals and organizations.
Learn more at www.sipriyearbook.org.
Download PDF versions of all SIPRI Yearbook summaries published since 2000.
Summaries of the SIPRI Yearbook in PDF format will be available to download in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.
Each year the publication of the SIPRI Yearbook is preceded by a series of data launches.
In 2014-2015 SIPRI has launched its data on the world's largest arms production and military services companies (the SIPRI Top 100), international arms transfers, world military expenditure and nuclear forces.
Visit our media pages for more information on these and other data launches.