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Mismatch or on track: Does global military spending align with national security priorities?

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Online event

Global military expenditure is expected to continue to rise as many states have announced record increases in military spending amid violent conflict and rising tensions. These increases reflect a perception that the security environment is deteriorating, prompting states to seek greater military strength and deterrence.

On 24 April, SIPRI will release its new data on global military expenditure. SIPRI and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) will host an online webinar to showcase the data and discuss the latest trends in global military spending. The webinar will consider whether military spending aligns with national security priorities, explore the main factors driving the spending increases and examine the role of transparency.


Dr Diego Lopes da Silva, Senior Researcher, Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme, SIPRI

Xiao Liang, Research Assistant, Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme, SIPRI

Professor Mary Kaldor, Emeritus Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science

Alexandra Marksteiner, Associate Political Affairs Officer, Conventional Arms Branch, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)


Alexandra Kuimova, Researcher, Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme, UNIDIR


Register here to join the webinar.