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Conference on security in the Baltic Sea region opens and stresses opportunities for cooperation

(Stockholm 12 June 2018) More than 150 policymakers, researchers and practitioners are gathering in Stockholm at Fotografiska on June 11–12 for the international conference addressing the complexity of societal security challenges in the Baltic Sea region. Watch the livestream of the opening session here.

Experts from the Baltic Sea region convene in Stockholm to discuss societal security challenges

Co-hosted by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the conference will discuss strategies to provide safety for people and build effective resilience in the face of various incidents, ranging from climate change to terrorism and major infrastructural disruptions.

The methodology behind SIPRI’s military expenditure data for Russia for 2016–17

On 2 May 2018 SIPRI launched its new data on global military expenditure in 2017.

2018 Stockholm Forum: Inclusivity the key for lasting peace

Over the next three days, over 350 high-level policymakers, researchers and practitioners will gather in Stockholm on May 7–9 for the fifth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

Global military spending remains high at $1.7 trillion

Total world military expenditure rose to $1739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1 per cent in real terms from 2016, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Save the date: Politics of peace in focus at fifth Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development

Over 200 high-level policymakers, researchers and practitioners will gather in Stockholm on May 7-9 for the fifth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. Co-hosted by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the 2018 Forum focuses on the politics of peace and seeks to identify concrete steps towards sustainable peace.

Asia and the Middle East lead rising trend in arms imports, US exports grow significantly, says SIPRI

Continuing the upward trend that began in the early 2000s, the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013-17 was 10 per cent higher than in 2008-12, according to new data on arms transfers published by SIPRI today.

New SIPRI brief on central Mali shows how interpretations of the conflict shape the responses

SIPRI is pleased to announce the publication of a new Insights Paper, entitled ‘Central Mali: violence, local perspectives and diverging narratives’.

SIPRI welcomes Jessica Tuchman Mathews as a new member to its Governing Board

The Swedish Government has formally appointed Dr Jessica Tuchman Mathews as a new member of the SIPRI Governing Board. 

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010, says SIPRI

Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to new international arms industry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).