- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
SIPRI looks at the long-term causes of insecurity and tries to develop paths to sustainable peace.
Developing and sustaining peace requires an understanding of the root causes of conflict and insecurity. SIPRI looks at what drives conflict and what drives long-term, positive change by analysing economic, social, political and environmental factors. We contribute to both research and dialogue in order to inform policy and practice to forge a path to peace.
Our work in this field is broad, with topics ranging from marginalization to climate change. Conflicts are rarely caused by one single factor; often several issues play a role as they reinforce and exacerbate each other. SIPRI’s research reflects the complexity of conflict drivers and the relationships between them, as well as how they differ across contexts.
A crucial part of SIPRI’s work on peace and development is the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. Held annually, the Stockholm Forum brings together researchers, policymakers and journalists to address the most pressing issues relevant for achieving peace.
SIPRI looks at the effects of climate change on peace and security.