SIPRI Yearbook 2009

Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

‘Drawn from more than a dozen countries, the 32 contributors to SIPRI Yearbook 2009 represent some of the world’s leading experts in their respective fields’

From the Introduction by SIPRI Director Dr Bates Gill

SIPRI Yearbook 2009 is a compendium of data and analysis in the areas of

  • Security and conflicts
  • Military spending and armaments
  • Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament

These pages contains summaries and the full text of the Yearbook's contents, ordering information, details of translations into Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Ukrainian, and summaries in a number of other languages. Read the chapter summaries by following the links below, navigating through contents on the left or downloading the Yearbook summary booklet.


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SIPRI Yearbook 2009 cover

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