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Advances in 3D printing technology: Increasing biological weapon proliferation risks?

Kolja Brockmann

The states parties to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) are gathering in Geneva from 29 July to 8 August

Understanding local perceptions of security in Mali: The White Book

Annelies Hickendorff

The English summary of the Civil Society White Book on Peace and Security in Mali (White Book) is now available.

Governance as a root cause of protracted conflict and sustainable peace: Moving from rhetoric to a new way of working

Carrie O’Neil and Ryan Sheely

Following the 2019 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, SIPRI is pleased to share guest blog posts from partner organizations.

Fifty years of the NPT—cause for celebration or commemoration?

Dr Tytti Erästö

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which entered into force in 1970, is turning 50 next year. As suggested by discussions at the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference (PrepCom)—held in New York on 29 April–10 May 2019—it might not be a happy anniversary. Despite their ritualistic affirmations that the NPT is the cornerstone of the global nuclear order, states parties remained divided on substantive issues.

Rethinking stabilization efforts in Somalia

Dr Giovanni Faleg

Ahead of the 2019 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, SIPRI is pleased to share guest blog posts from partner organizations.

Governing the ‘ungoverned’: Suppressing the Islamic State’s insurgency in Iraq

Dr Dylan O’Driscoll

As the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) launched an operation to target the Islamic State in the Hamrin mountain range in Iraq on the 11 April 2019, it is pertinent to examine the i

Coordinating arms transfer and SALW control assistance: What role for the Arms Trade Treaty?

Giovanna Maletta

The 2013 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is the first international, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for regulating the trade on

Unpacking the Afghan peace talks: Inclusion of women in the process and achieving durable peace

Yeonju Jung and José Francisco Alvarado Cóbar

In early February 2019, landmark peace talks took place in Moscow between the US government and the Taliban that have advanced the possibility of a negotiated peace further than any previous attempt in the 17-year-long c

The NPT and the TPNW: Compatible or conflicting nuclear weapons treaties?

Dr Tytti Erästö

The 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was negotiated with the purpose of strengthening the largely unimplemented disarmament pillar of the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Yet, one of the main criticisms against the Treaty has been its alleged incompatibility with the NPT. What is one to make of these conflicting claims? And should the increasing number of TPNW ratifications be seen as good or bad news for the international nuclear order?