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SIPRI statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela

SIPRI mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela and pays tribute to his long struggle against the apartheid regime, his status as the father of democracy in South Africa and his legacy as a peacemaker.

World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, says SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).*

SIPRI Top 100 arms sales decreased in 2011: companies pursue diverse strategies in response to austerity measures

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing companies - the SIPRI Top 100 - totalled $410 billion in 2011 according to new data on international arms production released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

SIPRI statement on the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

SIPRI warmly congratulates the European Union, and all its citizens, on being awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.