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SIPRI appoints Tariq Rauf as new Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme Director

SIPRI is pleased to announce the appointment of Tariq Rauf as the new Director of its long-standing Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme. Rauf will assume his position at SIPRI on 14 February.

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).*