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SIPRI highlights of 2016

by Dr Kate Blanchfield

Throughout a turbulent 2016, SIPRI's vision of a world of sustainable peace remained unchanged. Here are some of SIPRI's highlights of 2016.

Migration: new perspectives on an old story

by Kate Sullivan

Migration has persisted in one form or another throughout the centuries. On International Migrants Day, it’s worth reflecting on the number and experiences of people on the move.

Impact evaluations in fragile states

by Dr Anastasia Aladysheva, by Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy, by Winnie Leung

In 2015 over $131 billion was spent in official development assistance,

65 years of military spending: Trends in SIPRI's new data

by Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman

As SIPRI launches its new extended military expenditure data, this blog post looks at longer-term regional trends in military spending.

When all bets are off

by Dan Smith

Love or loathe the US election result, it feels like all bets are off. Of a few things, however, we can be sure: facts matter, dialogue works and tolerance heals.

Conflict and the long-lasting impact on child health

by Dr Anastasia Aladysheva

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

China and (world) food security

by Jiayi Zhou

China has seen dramatic domestic growth in agricultural production, but now it must navigate the pressures of a growing food demand and the negative effects of climate change.

Is there hope for nuclear disarmament?

by Vitaly Fedchenko

On International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, how close is the world to achieving nuclear disarmament?

Whither peace?

by Dan Smith

Today is the UN International Day of Peace and it comes at a time when many people seem to feel peace is taking a horrible worldwide kicking. Is it so bad?

If you can read this, you probably don't live in a dangerous place

by Suyoun Jang, by Dr Gary Milante

Today marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day. Despite major attention from the international community