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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).

Global arms industry: West still dominant despite decline; sales surge in rest of the world, says SIPRI

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $401 billion in 2014 according to new international arms industry data launched today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

SIPRI and PAX: Hope for peace in South Sudan, but fragmentation still a risk

According to the report Scenarios for South Sudan in 2020, released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Dutch peace organisation PAX, there is hope for a peaceful future in South Sudan if the 2015 peace agreement is implemented and the peace process opened up beyond the current parties. Otherwise, the human cost will likely be tremendous and the country might even risk complete fragmentation.

SIPRI statement on the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI warmly congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on being awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.

Nuclear force reductions and modernizations continue; peace operations increase—new SIPRI Yearbook out now

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2015, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

SIPRI welcomes new Director

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Smith as its new Director. Smith will assume his post on 1 September 2015.