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SIPRI and FES co-host climate, peace and security policy briefings in Berlin

On 2 May, SIPRI and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) successfully convened a roundtable discussion on climate, environment, peace and security.

2024 Stockholm Forum opens, focuses on a divided world

(Stockholm, 6 May 2024) Over the next three days, more than 400 participants from over 40 countries and over 70 partner organizations will convene in person for the 11th annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

Global military spending surges amid war, rising tensions and insecurity

(Stockholm, 22 April 2024) Total global military expenditure reached $2443 billion in 2023, an increase of 6.8 per cent in real terms from 2022. This was the steepest year-on-year increase since 2009.

European arms imports nearly double, US and French exports rise, and Russian exports fall sharply

(Stockholm, 11 March 2024) States in Europe almost doubled their imports of major arms (+94 per cent) between 2014–18 and 2019–23. Far larger volumes of arms flowed to Asia and Oceania and the Middle East in 2019–23, where nine of the 10 largest arms importers are.

Russia’s new budget law signals determination to see the war in Ukraine through, according to new SIPRI analysis

(Stockholm, 13 December 2023) Russia’s military and war-related spending is set to rise sharply in 2024 under new federal budget plans for 2024–26 signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on 27 Nove

Rise in SIPRI Top 100 arms sales revenue delayed by production challenges and backlogs

Revenues from sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest companies in the industry totalled $597 billion in 2022, 3.5 per cent less than 2021 in real terms, even as demand rose sharply.

SIPRI contributes to Lancet Commission on peaceful societies

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is proud to announce its role in the Lancet Commission report on Peaceful Societies Through Health Equity and Gender Equality.

States invest in nuclear arsenals as geopolitical relations deteriorate—New SIPRI Yearbook out now

SIPRI today launches its annual assessment of the state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

2023 Stockholm Forum concludes, emphasizes need for inclusive respectful collaboration

(Stockholm, 17 May 2023) Over the past three days, over 300 participants from 56 countries and over 40 partner organizations convened in person for the annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

World military expenditure reaches new record high as European spending surges

(Stockholm, 24 April 2023) Total global military expenditure increased by 3.7 per cent in real terms in 2022, to reach a new high of $2240 billion. Military expenditure in Europe saw its steepest year-on-year increase in at least 30 years.