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Former SIPRI Researcher Bhupendra Jasani—In memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of Dr Bhupendra Jasani, who died in London on 25 November at the age of 87.

Arms sales of SIPRI Top 100 arms companies grow despite supply chain challenges

(Stockholm, 5 December 2022) Sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest companies in the industry reached $592 billion in 2021, a 1.9 per cent increase compared with 2020 in real terms. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

SIPRI statement on the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

(Stockholm, 7 October 2022) SIPRI congratulates Ales Bialiatski, Memorial and the Centre for Civil Liberties on the award of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

Global nuclear arsenals are expected to grow as states continue to modernize–New SIPRI Yearbook out now

(Stockholm, 13 June 2022) SIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2022, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. A key finding is that despite a marginal decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2021, nuclear arsenals are expected to grow over the coming decade.

2022 Stockholm Forum opens, bridging climate and security communities is vital in a new era of existential risk

(Stockholm, 23 May 2022) Over the next three days, more than 2600 participants from 150 countries and over 70 partner organizations will convene in person and in a virtual space for the ninth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

World stumbling into a new era of risk, concludes SIPRI report

(Stockholm, 23 May 2022) World leaders are failing to prepare for a new era of complex and often unpredictable risks to peace as profound environmental and security crises converge and intensify, according to a major report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

World military expenditure passes $2 trillion for first time

(Stockholm, 25 April 2022) Total global military expenditure increased by 0.7 per cent in real terms in 2021, to reach $2113 billion. The five largest spenders in 2021 were the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom and Russia, together accounting for 62 per cent of expenditure, according to new data on global military spending published today by the SIPRI.

Madeleine Albright—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of Dr Madeleine Albright, former professor and diplomat, who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. Madeleine Albright passed away on 23 March 2022 at the age of 84.

SIPRI welcomes Stefan Löfven as new Chair of the Governing Board

The Swedish Government today appointed Stefan Löfven as the new Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board. Löfven will formally take up his position on 1 June 2022. He succeeds Ambassador Jan Eliasson in this position.

Global arms trade falls slightly, but imports to Europe, East Asia and Oceania rise

(Stockholm, 14 March 2022) International transfers of major arms saw a slight drop between 2012–16 and 2017–21 (–4.6 per cent). Nevertheless, exports by the United States and France increased substantially, as did imports to states in Europe (+19 per cent), East Asia (+20 per cent) and Oceania (+59 per cent), according to new data on global arms transfers published today by SIPRI.