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SIPRI has published hundreds of books, reports, fact sheets, background papers and policy briefs since its first book appeared in 1969. Oxford University Press publishes and distributes some SIPRI publication series. Other are available to download or buy directly from SIPRI.

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SIPRI Yearbook

SIPRI Yearbook 2021 presents a combination of original data in areas such as world military expenditure, international arms transfers, arms production, nuclear forces, armed conflicts and multilateral peace operations with state-of-the-art analysis of important aspects of arms control, peace and international security.

Armament and disarmament

Limits on Autonomy in Weapon Systems: Identifying Practical Elements of Human Control

This report offers in-depth analysis of the type and degree of human control that is required to mitigate the risks posed by AWS. It proposes three types of control measures to reduce or compensate for the unpredictability introduced by AWS and associated risks for civilians: controls on the weapon’s parameters such as types of targets, controls on the environment of use and controls in the form of human supervision.

Conflict, peace and security

Peace and development