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Inclusivity, resilience and safety key for successful city development, says SIPRI

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today released a report calling for context-based and inclusive urban security strategies to ensure positive city development.

Save the date: Worldwide security challenges in focus as global experts convene in Stockholm

SIPRI will host the 2017 Stockholm Security Conference, under the theme of Secure Cities in an Insecure World, 13–15 September.

The security situation in Mali: New SIPRI study on the added value of involving civil society in the peace implementation process

SIPRI is pleased to announce the publication of a new Insights paper informed by an in depth study on security perceptions in Mali.

Global nuclear weapons: Modernization remains the priority

(Stockholm, 3 July 2017) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals.

2017 Stockholm Forum opens: Experts discuss what works for peace

Today and tomorrow, over 200 high-level experts and policymakers gathered in Stockholm to discuss ‘Sustaining Peace: What Works’ with the aim of applying successful peacebuilding tools to fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

SIPRI welcomes Ambassador Jan Eliasson as new Governing Board Chair

The Swedish Government today appointed Ambassador Jan Eliasson as the new Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board.

World military spending: Increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries

Total world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Save the date: Sustaining peace in focus as global experts convene in Stockholm

Over 200 high-level policymakers, researchers and practitioners will gather in Stockholm on 3–4 May for the fourth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. Co-hosted by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the 2017 Forum focuses on ‘what works’, and will identify good practice in peacebuilding and development.

SIPRI publishes a new report on China’s engagement of North Korea

SIPRI announces a new publication, entitled ‘China’s engagement of North Korea: Challenges and opportunities for Europe’.

Increase in arms transfers driven by demand in the Middle East and Asia, says SIPRI

The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4 per cent between 2007–11 and 2012–16, according to new data on arms transfers published today by SIPRI.