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Why it is important to register violent deaths

Dr Caroline Delgado

Last week the website for the Global Registry of Violent Deaths (GReVD) was launched. The main objective of GReVD is to create a registry for every violent death and thereby improve the precision of the current reported numbers of violent deaths—which are all estimates. This blog post emphasizes the importance of counting violent deaths and outlines some of the main challenges to do so.

NATO in a climate of change

Rickard Söder

During last year's Munich Security Conference, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about facing an increasingly more uncertain and unpredictable security environment.

Will Europe’s latest move lead to the demise of the Iran nuclear deal?

Dr Tytti Erästö and Dr Tarja Cronberg

Last week France, Germany and the United Kingdom (the so-called E3) announced that they would trigger the dispute resolution mechanism (DRM) of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.

Tensions on Iraqi soil likely to overshadow anti-government protest demands

Dr Dylan O’Driscoll

Amid the rapidly increasing tensions between the US and Iran, there is a real danger that the demands of the Iraqi protest movement could be side-lined. The current protests, which sprung up in October 2019, risk having their demands ignored as the Iraqi government shifts it’s focus to dealing with the current crisis.

Language matters: The women, peace and security agenda in Japan and South Korea

Yeonju Jung and Ayako Tsujisaka

In order to examine Japan and South Korea’s approaches to the WPS agenda, this blog sheds light on how they have shaped their development and humanitarian aid policy.

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.