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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.

Poorly understood environmental trends could become tomorrow’s security threats

(Stockholm, 4 April 2023) There is an urgent need to understand how a range of emerging ecological challenges could trigger catastrophic instability and insecurity, argues a new report published today by SIPRI. 

Surge in arms imports to Europe, while US dominance of the global arms trade increases

(Stockholm, 13 March 2023) Imports of major arms by European states increased by 47 per cent between 2013–17 and 2018–22, while the global level of international arms transfers decreased by 5.1 per cent. Arms imports fell overall in Africa (–40 per cent), the Americas (–21 per cent), Asia and Oceania (–7.5 per cent) and the Middle East (–8.8 per cent)—but imports to East Asia and certain states in other areas of high geopolitical tension rose sharply.

Statement by Dan Smith, SIPRI Director: Suspending the New START treaty benefits nobody

(Stockholm, 22 February 2023) Yesterday, in his State of the Nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would suspend its participation in New START, the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the world’s two nuclear superpowers: Russia and the United States.