On 6 May, in partnership with the Stimson Center, SIPRI held an event presenting and analysing the latest trends in global arms transfers and military expenditure. The event took place at the Stimson Center’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
Dr Aude Fleurant, Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, was a key discussant, together with Rachel Stohl, Managing Director of the Stimson Center.
The event focused on the SIPRI data on international arms transfers released on 11 March and the recently released data on world military expenditure. The discussion featured expert insights on the implications of current approaches to arms transfers and military spending for global peace, security and development.
Download the Fact Sheet ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2018’ and read the press release.
Further details about the event can be found here. Watch the recording of the discussion:
SIPRI’s research on arms and military spending has been the core of the Institute's work since its foundation in the 1960s. This work is largely based around three comprehensive and open-access databases: the Arms Transfers Database, the Arms Industry Database and the Military Expenditure Database. These exemplify SIPRI's core values of transparency, by using only open sources that can be independently checked, and universality, by including data on nearly every country in the world. SIPRI also provides documents on all arms embargoes since the 1950s and national reports on arms export controls.