SIPRI in partnership with the Centre for Arab Unity Studies (CAUS) and the Swedish Institute Alexandria, launched the Arabic translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2018. The Yearbook launch was part of a seminar entitled ‘Climate Risk, Armaments and Stability in the Arab Region’ and was held in Beirut, Lebanon on 17–18 January.
The event was opened with an address by Youssef Sawani, Director of Research and Studies, CAUS with remarks given by Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, Nils Eliasson, Director of the Swedish Institute Alexandria and Luna Abuswaireh, Director-General of CAUS.
The seminar featured several sessions with a particular focus on regional military spending and climate change and insecurity in the region. Dr Tytti Erästo, Researcher in the Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme gave a presentation on a proposed nuclear weapon free zone in the Middle East. Alexandra Kuimova, Research Assistant in the Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme, presented SIPRI’s research on Russian arms exports to the Middle East and North Africa region.
Dr Johan Schaar, SIPRI Associate Senior Fellow, participated in the session on ‘Climate change and insecurity in the Arab Region’ and presented his current research on the geopolitical impact of climate change in the region.
The Arabic translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2018 is a collaboration between SIPRI, CAUS and the Swedish Institute Alexandria. For more information (in Arabic) visit CAUS’s website. Order the Arabic translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2018 here.
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.