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SIPRI co-hosts event with Stimson Center on global arms transfers and military spending

SIPRI co-hosts event with Stimson Center on global arms transfers and military spending
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On 6 May, in partnership with the Stimson Center, SIPRI will hold an event presenting and analyzing the latest trends in global arms transfers and military expenditure. The event will take place at the Stimson Center’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Dr Aude Fleurant, Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme will be a key discussant together with Rachel Stohl, Managing Director of the Stimson Center.

The event will focus on the SIPRI data on international arms transfers released on 11 March and the newly released data on world military expenditure. The discussion will feature 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 live-stream of the discussion: 


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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.