- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
In 2015 over $131 billion was spent in official development assistance, an increase of nearly 7% compared to 2014, but there is litte evidence to suggest this money goes towards interventions that work.
As SIPRI launches its new extended military expenditure data, this blog post looks at longer-term regional trends in military spending.
Evidence shows that conflicts have a long-lasting negative impact on the health outcomes of a population. The high rates of fatalities from conflict in Africa during the post-colonial period correlate with negative health effects in children in these countries.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day. Despite major attention from the international community, literacy lags in some areas of the world, especially among women and especially in dangerous places.
After over 2,000 nuclear tests by 9 states, the world has still not agreed to a total ban on nuclear tests. Recent moves by Israel and the USA suggest we might be getting nearer.