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SIPRI Yearbook

SIPRI Yearbook 2023 provides an overview of developments in international security, weapons and technology, military expenditure, arms production and the arms trade, and armed conflicts and conflict management, along with efforts to control conventional, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

Armament and disarmament

Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2023

Imports of major arms by states in Europe increased by 94 per cent between 2014–18 and 2019–23, while the global volume of international arms transfers decreased marginally, by 3.3 per cent. There were overall decreases in arms transfers to all other regions, but states in Asia and Oceania and the Middle East continued to import arms in much larger volumes than those in Europe. Nine of the 10 biggest arms importers in 2019–23, including the top 3 of India, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, were in Asia and Oceania or the Middle East.

Conflict, peace and security

Peace and development

Promoting Peace through Climate-resilient Food Security Initiatives

This SIPRI Research Policy Paper examines the interconnectedness of food insecurity, climate and environmental pressures, and violent conflict, proposing strategies to enhance peacebuilding within integrated climate-resilient food security interventions. It asserts that collaborative, multisectoral programming among humanitarian, development and peacebuilding stakeholders is essential to disrupt vicious circles of food insecurity, climate challenges and conflict.