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International arms transfers level off after years of sharp growth; Middle Eastern arms imports grow most, says SIPRI

International transfers of major arms stayed at the same level between 2011–15 and 2016–20, according to new data on global arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). 

Andrew Mack—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of Andrew Mack, a prominent figure of the peace research field.

Former SIPRI Governing Board member Sir Brian Urquhart–in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of former member of the SIPRI Governing Board, Sir Brian Urquhart (United Kingdom), who passed away on 2 January 2021 at the age of 101.

Global arms industry: Sales by the top 25 companies up 8.5 per cent; Big players active in Global South

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled US$361 billion in 2019, 8.5 per cent more than in 2018. The largest companies have a geographically diverse international presence. This is according to new data released today by SIPRI.

SIPRI statement on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI would like to congratulate the World Food Programme (WFP) on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Former SIPRI Director Frank Barnaby—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of former SIPRI Director Frank Barnaby (United Kingdom), who died on 1 August 2020 at the age of 92.

SIPRI welcomes new Deputy Director

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Joakim Vaverka as its new Deputy Director. He will assume his post on 1 September 2020.

Recent advances in artificial intelligence contribute to nuclear risk—new SIPRI report

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) contribute to nuclear risk according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Nuclear weapon modernization continues but the outlook for arms control is bleak: New SIPRI Yearbook out now

SIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2020, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

New SIPRI and ICRC report identifies necessary controls on autonomous weapons

A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) identifies where controls on autonomous weapon systems must be placed.