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SIPRI for the media

SIPRI works on timely, global issues which are often reported on in the media. In particular, our four data launchesarms industry, arms transfers, military expenditure and nuclear weapons—receive a lot of coverage. For these, and other topics, SIPRI researchers are available for interviews and quotes. SIPRI also produces press releases for major stories relating to its research throughout the year. To stay up-to-date with the lastest news from SIPRI, please sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Latest Press releases

USA and France dramatically increase major arms exports; Saudi Arabia is largest arms importer, says SIPRI

International transfers of major arms during the five-year period 2015–19 increased by 5.5 per cent compared with 2010–14. According to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the largest exporters of arms during the past five years were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China.

SIPRI briefs UN Security Council on climate-related security risks in Somalia

Today, Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, briefed the United Nations Security Council on the particular obstacles climate change is creating for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia.

New SIPRI data reveals scale of Chinese arms industry

New research from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) suggests that China is the second-largest arms producer in the world, behind the United States but ahead of Russia.

SIPRI Experts

SIPRI researchers are available for interviews and other media requests. A list of available researchers and their expertise can be found on our SIPRI experts page. For short commentary on recent events, please see our expert comments page. For longer commentary, see our topical backgrounders page.

SIPRI Updates

SIPRI Update: Global Security and Arms Control is a monthly newsletter covering the latest developments in international security, arms control, non-proliferation and conflict. See previous issues of SIPRI Update and subscribe to our newsletter via the box at the top of the page.