- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
SIPRI mourns the passing of former SIPRI expert Arthur H. Westing (United States), who died on 30 April 2020 at the age of 91.
(Stockholm, 5 May 2020) This year, the global community of the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development will convene, for the first time, in a professional virtual space between 11-22 May.
Total global military expenditure rose to $1917 billion in 2019. The total for 2019 represents an increase of 3.6 per cent from 2018 and the largest annual growth in spending since 2010. The five largest spenders in 2019, which accounted for 62 per cent of expenditure, were the United States, China, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
SIPRI mourns the passing of former SIPRI expert Julian Perry Robinson (United Kingdom), who died on 22 April 2020 at the age of 78.
International transfers of major arms during the five-year period 2015–19 increased by 5.5 per cent compared with 2010–14. According to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the largest exporters of arms during the past five years were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China.
Today, Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, briefed the United Nations Security Council on the particular obstacles climate change is creating for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia.
New research from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) suggests that China is the second-largest arms producer in the world, behind the United States but ahead of Russia.
On 3 October 2019, SIPRI hosted the fourth Stockholm Security Conference on the theme ‘Conflict and technology: Now and in the future’.
Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) totalled $420 billion in 2018, marking an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by SIPRI in the SIPRI Top 100 ranking.
In two days, on 14 November, the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) will be renewed, as will the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), next month.