|SIPRI Update: Global Security & Arms Control
Russia and the Arctic: an end to cooperation?
The recent increase in Russia’s military activities in the Arctic have raised concerns in the transatlantic community. Ekaterina Klimenko asks whether the Arctic can continue to be a ‘zone of peace and cooperation’ in the foreseeable future.
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SIPRI welcomes new Director
Read the Press Release.
New SIPRI data on international arms transfers
Launch event in Washington, D.C.
Death of the 1990 CFE Treaty
Russia’s termination of its participation in the 1990 Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty) is a blow to the integrated system of arms control and confidence- and security-building measures that was put in place to reduce the risk of major armed conflict, even if its practical impact is limited, writes Ian Anthony in the latest SIPRI Expert Comment.
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SIPRI at the Non-Proliferation Conference
At the upcoming Non-Proliferation Conference, Tariq Rauf, Director of SIPRI’s Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation will provide assessments and reports. The conference will convene at the United Nations from 27 April to 22 May. As part of SIPRI’s involvement with the NPT, SIPRI will be co-organizing a discussion with Margot Wallström, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs (see upcoming events below).
Check out the NPT website and follow the reporting after 27 April.
13 Apr. 2015, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 1:15–2:30
Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman, Head of SIPRI’s Military Expenditures Project, will present SIPRI’s data on military expenditures in 2014 at an event co-hosted by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, with the sponsorship of the Permanent Mission of Japan.
16 Apr. 2015, Utrikespolitiska Institutet, Stockholm, 3:00–4:30
|SIPRI IN THE MEDIA
>> The launch of the new SIPRI data on international arms transfers has been covered by more than 2700 media outlets worldwide. Contact SIPRI Communications Director Stephanie Blenckner for a complete report.
>> Gary Milante wrote in Foreign Policy about the issue of democratization.
>> Ian Anthony was interviewed by Deutsche Welle about the death of the CFE treaty.
>> Shannon Kile spoke to Ny Teknik about Saudi Arabia (in Swedish).
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Trends in international arms transfers, 2014
The United States has taken a firm lead as the major arms exporter globally, according to new data on international arms transfers published by SIPRI. Overall, the volume of international transfers of major conventional weapons grew by 16 per cent between 2005–2009 and 2010–14.
The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database now contains information on all international transfers of major conventional weapons from 1950 to the end of 2014. It is the only publicly available resource providing consistent data on international arms transfers for this length of time. This Fact Sheet describes the trends in international arms transfers that are revealed by the new data. It lists the main suppliers and recipients for the period 2010–14 and describes the changes in regional trends.
Promoting crisis management in the East China Sea
Two intertwined territorial disputes in the East China Sea are currently unresolved between China and Japan. The first dispute concerns sovereignty issues regarding the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. The islands are administered by Japan but claimed by China. Japan does not recognize the existence of a territorial dispute. The second dispute concerns maritime delimitation in the East China Sea.
Four new SIPRI Policy Briefs shed light on aspects of crisis management in the East China Sea. The publications conclude a two-year project supported by the MacArthur Foundation that enabled SIPRI to host high-level maritime security dialogues in Stockholm with significant Chinese and Japanese participation.
Western Arms Exports to China
The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies, 2013
Violence against healthcare workers in complex security environments
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