SIPRI in partnership with the Centre for Arab Unity Studies and the Swedish Institute Alexandria, launched the Arabic translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2017. The Yearbook launch was part of a two-day seminar titled Arab Region Trends of Military Spending - Security, Defense and Development held at the Swedish Institute Alexandria on 11-12 February.
The seminar focused primarily on arms proliferation in the Middle East and its impact on development and security. Dan Smith, SIPRI Director and Pieter Wezeman, SIPRI Senior Researcher presented SIPRI’s research on military spending. Other speakers included Peter Weiderud, Director of the Swedish Institute Alexandria, Luna Abuswaireh, Director-General of the Centre for Arab Unity Studies with a special intervention by Dr Mostafa Elfeki, Director of the Library of Alexandria.
This 48th edition of the Yearbook follows the book’s esteemed tradition of identifying and analysing the current trends relating to armaments and disarmament. SIPRI is very pleased to resume the translation of the Yearbook into the Arabic language, a key priority for the institute.
‘Given the current security situation in the region, SIPRI is grateful that with this partnership, a translation to the Arabic language will facilitate transparency and access to SIPRI’s data and analysis at a time when reliable, trusted and authoritative information is needed more than ever’, says Dan Smith, SIPRI Director. ‘It is in this context, we think, that discussing key themes of the Yearbook in the regions of concern is of high importance.’
The Arabic translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2017 is a collaboration between SIPRI, the Swedish Institute Alexandria and the Centre for Arab Unity Studies in Beirut (CAUS). The Centre has published an Arabic translation of the SIPRI Yearbook every year since 2003, with the exception of 2010, 2015 and 2016.
The SIPRI Yearbook is translated into Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Ukrainian. Read more about these translations and access summaries of the Yearbook in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, here.