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Trends in International Arms Transfers

Trends in International Arms Transfers
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Online event

SIPRI and the Stimson Center will host a virtual event discussing the latest trends in international arms transfers.

Across the globe, weapons continue to flow to countries affected by armed conflict, often in violation of international arms embargoes and binding multilateral agreements. From Ukraine to Ethiopia, the persistence of arms transfers poses a danger to civilians suffering the effects of armed conflict, as well as an obstacle to peace for warring parties. The event follows the launch, earlier the same week, of the new data from SIPRI on international arms transfers for 2021, including new findings on weapons flows to active conflict zones.

Watch a recording of the webinar here.



Missy Ryan, National Security Reporter, Washington Post

Pieter Wezeman, Senior Researcher, SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme

Lauren Woods, Director of the Security Assistance Monitor, Center for International Policy


Rachel Stohl, Vice President of Research Programs and Director of the Conventional Defense Program, Stimson Center