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SIPRI for the media

SIPRI works on timely, global issues which are often reported on in the media. In particular, our four data launchesarms industry, arms transfers, military expenditure and nuclear weapons—receive a lot of coverage. For these, and other topics, SIPRI researchers are available for interviews and quotes. SIPRI also produces press releases for major stories relating to its research throughout the year. To stay up-to-date with the lastest news from SIPRI, please sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Latest Press releases

2021 Stockholm Forum opens, multilateral solutions the key to promoting peace

(Stockholm, 4 May 2021) Over the next four days —4–7 May— more than 4300 global participants and over 60 partner organizations will convene in a virtual space for the eighth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

2021 Stockholm Forum opens tomorrow—Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk

(Stockholm, 3 May 2021) Over the next four days, more than 3500 global participants and over 60 partner organizations will convene in a virtual space for the eighth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

World military spending rises to almost $2 trillion in 2020

Total global military expenditure rose to $1981 billion last year, an increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms from 2019, according to new data published today by SIPRI.

SIPRI Experts

SIPRI researchers are available for interviews and other media requests. A list of available researchers and their expertise can be found on our SIPRI experts page. For short commentary on recent events, please see our expert comments page. For longer commentary, see our topical backgrounders page.

SIPRI Updates

SIPRI Update: Global Security and Arms Control is a monthly newsletter covering the latest developments in international security, arms control, non-proliferation and conflict. See previous issues of SIPRI Update and subscribe to our newsletter via the box at the top of the page.