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Founding SIPRI Director Robert Neild—in memoriam

SIPRI mourns the passing of the Institute’s founding Director Robert Neild (United Kingdom), who died on 18 December 2018 at the age of 94.

Global arms industry: US companies dominate the Top 100; Russian arms industry moves to second place

Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international arms industry data released today by SIPRI.

Transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa higher than expected, new SIPRI report

The level of transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa is greater than previously thought, according to a new report from SIPRI.

SIPRI statement on the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI congratulates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad on being awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

SIPRI welcomes new Governing Board members

The Swedish Government has formally appointed Dr Patricia Lewis and Jean-Marie Guéhenno as new members of the SIPRI Governing Board.

SIPRI welcomes new Deputy Director

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Sigrún Rawet as its new Deputy Director. Sigrún Rawet will assume her post on 10 September 2018.

Modernization of nuclear weapons continues; number of peacekeepers declines: New SIPRI Yearbook out now

SIPRI today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

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.