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SIPRI hosts event on de-risking

On 29 September, SIPRI hosted a hybrid workshop to examine how the European Union (EU) and Japan approach ‘de-risking’. In recent years, geopolitical tensions and great power competition have led many countries to adopt and implement stricter measures to safeguard their economies from political pressure and supply-chain disruptions—an approach that has come to be known as de-risking.

SIPRI hosts roundtable on China’s Afghan footprint in a post-US withdrawal environment

On 22 September, SIPRI hosted an online roundtable discussion on the theme ‘China’s Afghan Footprint in a Post-US Withdrawal Environment’. The online event convened experts from Afghanistan, China and Europe to discuss and explore whether and how China might play a constructive role in a Taliban-led Afghanistan, and propose recommendations for regional, economic and political stability.

SIPRI and partners convene regional dialogue on climate security in the Horn of Africa

On 22–23 May, SIPRI, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Kenya Office (FES Kenya) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), convened a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, to seek ways of better integrating the risks posed by climate change into peace and security processes in the Horn of Africa.

SIPRI launches reports on the new external security politics of the Horn of Africa

SIPRI has expanded its research on security issues in the Horn of Africa by launching a new series of publications investigating major questions for the future security and stability of the region. Notably, it highlights the increasing importance of geopolitical, commercial and military competition as the driver of foreign military deployments to the region.

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New report on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

SIPRI is pleased to announce the launch of a new report on the security implications of China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (the Road).The report examines the impact of the two most strategic maritime spaces that the initiative traverses: the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean Region. It assesses the implications of the project for European Union (EU) foreign and security interests, but should also be relevant to all stakeholders of the Road.

Chinese-language SIPRI Yearbook 2016 now available online [SIPRI发布2016中文年鉴电子版]

SIPRI is proud to e-launch the Chinese-language translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2016. Download your free copy here. [斯德哥尔摩国际和平研究所(SIPRI)将在线提供《SIPRI年鉴2016:军控·裁军和国际安全》的中文电子版。请点击这里免费下载。]

SIPRI’s Afghanistan Private Sector report presented on three continents

SIPRI researchers Richard Ghiasy and Jiayi Zhou, together with Henrik Hallgren from the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), presented their report ‘Afghanistan’s Private Sector: Status and ways forward’ at four separate events across three continents.

The events were held between September and November and took place in Brussels, Washington D.C., Stockholm and Kabul. The Swedish Ambassador to Afghanistan, Anders Sjöberg, hosted the final event in Kabul, which attracted a diverse audience including private sector actors and representatives from the EU Delegation.

SIPRI and partners host conference on evidence-based policymaking with focus on Kyrgyzstan

SIPRI co-hosted the inaugural Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference in Bishkek from 1-2 October 2015 together with the University of Central Asia (UCA), the International Security and Development Center (ISDC), and the World Bank. During the two-day conference, more than 40 international and regional speakers gathered to exchange research and promote evidence-based policymaking.

SIPRI co-hosts summer school on labour markets


From 13–25 July SIPRI and the University of Central Asia's Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) conducted a summer school on 'Labor Markets in Central Asia' in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan.

The summer school was a part of the 'Gender and Employment in Central Asia' research project, which is funded by the IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM | LIC).

SIPRI to participate in social cohesion project in Kyrgyzstan

SIPRI and the University of Central Asia will participate as research partners in a new research project entitled Social Cohesion Through Community-Based Development.

The project, which is funded by the World Bank and the Aga Khan Foundation, will be carried out in Kyrgyzstan with a budget of $3 million over four years, of which SIPRI will receive $605 000.

Call for Applications: Summer School on Labour Markets in Central Asia

In July 2014 SIPRI and the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA) will offer a Summer School programme in Kyrgyzstan entitled ‘Labour Markets in Central Asia’.

The objective of the Summer School is to teach the basics of labour economics, discuss a range of labour market issues in Central Asia and beyond, and introduce relevant research and policy evaluation methods.

SIPRI Yearbook 2012 Chinese translation launch

The Chinese translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2012 was launched yesterday at an event in Beijing. The book was launched by Li Hong, Vice-President and Secretary General of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (which carried out the translation); Minister Salome Meyer, Deputy Head of Mission with the Embassy of Switzerland to China; and Mathieu Duchâtel, Head of SIPRI's China Project.

SIPRI organizes expert seminar on Afghanistan

On 16 May SIPRI held an expert seminar in Brussels on stabilizing Afghanistan and its neighbourhood and the challenge for Europe.

The event was attended by approximately 35 participants from the local policy making community, who were informed about the outcomes of the Wider Central Asia Initiative, a SIPRI project aimed at promoting and facilitating dialogue among the main stakeholders in Afghanistan's future.

China defines itself as a ‘near-arctic state’, says SIPRI

The new challenges and opportunities posed by increased access to the Arctic were discussed at a workshop in Beijing today entitled ‘Chinese and Nordic Cooperation on Arctic Developments’. The workshop was organized by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS).

Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia


Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) together with the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA), the United Nations University–Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU–MERIT) and the International Security and Development Center (ISDC) held a joint summer school on ‘Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia’ from the 21–28 June 2015 in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.