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Inclusive and peaceful societies—a view from Sweden

by Sigrid Gruener , by Matilda Hald

Inclusivity in peacebuilding should also apply to peaceful countries such as Sweden, not only countries experiencing conflict. Ahead of the 2017 Stockholm Forum on

Of arson and legal aid: The integration of rule of law in peace and development policy and practice

by Rhodri Williams

To achieve sustainable peace, development work will need to include practices that promote the rule of law. Ahead of the 2017 Stockholm

European security in its winter of discontent

by Dan Smith

This year’s Munich Security Conference was held amid an atmosphere of deep foreboding. It became a meeting that was not so much about western security as about the West itself.

The state of major arms transfers in 8 graphics

by Dr Kate Blanchfield, by Pieter D. Wezeman, by Siemon T. Wezeman

This week, SIPRI released new data on international arms

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