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SIPRI statement on the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI warmly congratulates Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on being awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

SIPRI Yearbook 2016 out now: Trends in peace operations, sanctions on Iran, and the ongoing peace process in Mali

SIPRI is pleased to celebrate International Day of Peace with the launch of SIPRI Yearbook 2016, now available in print and online.

Stockholm Security Conference opens: speakers address how cities best respond to global security challenges

(Stockholm 15 September 2016): Today, over 200 experts and practitioners are attending the first Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities, which aims to identify and manage the most pressing urban security issues, including gang violence, radicalization and food security.

Global experts in Stockholm to discuss security challenges facing cities

SIPRI’s inaugural Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities marks the beginning of a new initiative aimed at identifying and managing some of the world’s most pressing urban security risks.

Former SIPRI Director Walther Stützle—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of the Institute’s former Director Dr Walther Stützle, who died on 8 August 2016, age 74. Stützle was Director of SIPRI during 1986–1991.

Janet Meurling—obituary

Janet Meurling, a former SIPRI librarian for over 20 years, passed away on 12 July 2016 aged 90.

Global nuclear weapons: downsizing but modernizing

(Stockholm, 13 June 2016) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals.

Former SIPRI Director Alyson Bailes—tribute

SIPRI mourns the passing of the Institute’s former Director Ambassador Alyson J. K. Bailes who died on 29 April 2016, aged 67. Bailes was Director of SIPRI from July 2002–August 2007.

World military spending resumes upward course, says SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, an increase of 1 per cent in real terms from 2014, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Asia and the Middle East lead rise in arms imports; the United States and Russia remain largest arms exporters, says SIPRI

The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and rose by 14 per cent between 2006–10 and 2011–15, according to new data on international arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).