SIPRI Yearbook 2012

Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

‘Our age has confronted no greater ethical, political and institutional challenge than ensuring the protection of civilians, as victims of both war and of mass atrocity crimes.’

From the lead essay by Gareth Evans

SIPRI Yearbook 2012is 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 contain summaries and samples of the Yearbook's contents. Printed copies are available to purchase either directly from the publisher, Oxford University Press, or elsewhere and include free access to the full-text online edition at

Translations into Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Ukrainian are also published, along with summaries in a number of other languages.

About SIPRI Yearbook 2012

The 43rd edition of the SIPRI Yearbook includes coverage of developments during 2011 in

as well as a special study on

and extensive annexes on

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Order SIPRI Yearbook 2012

Published in July 2012 by Oxford University Press on behalf of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

ISBN 978-0-19-965058-3
ISSN 0953–0282
hardback xx+560 pp.

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Press launch

The findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2012 were launched on 4 June. Read the press release.

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