The independent resource on global security

Conflict and peace

SIPRI looks at the most important consequences of insecurity and tries to minimize them.

Despite a decline in the number of conflicts worldwide, they continue to have a deep and harrowing impact on the communities caught up in them. SIPRI’s work on conflict and peace studies the different kinds of armed conflict that occur, how they unfold and what their consequences are. It also examines peacekeeping missions, working to improve their efficiency and cooperation.

Our research takes both a general and specific focus. The SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database collects data on global peace operations from 2000 onwards and analyses overall trends in peace operations. We also look at specific regions of the world, such as Afghanistan, Mali and the Arctic, where we examine local challenges and solutions to resolving violent conflicts.

SIPRI’s work in the area of conflict and peace includes hosting the Stockholm Security Conference, which will be held for the first time in 2016. The theme of the conference is Secure Cities, a key issue in today’s world of rapidly increasing urbanization.



SIPRI’s work in Africa spans several regions and cross-cutting themes, including peacekeeping operations, civil society and peacebuilding, and military expenditure.

Map of Asia

SIPRI looks at security issues and development opportunities in Asia.

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SIPRI analyses the state of European security and how it is changing.

Indian Formed Police Unit participate in a medal parade, 2008.

SIPRI produces policy-relevant research on data and trends, future developments, and gender in peace operations and conflict management.

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SIPRI aims to analyse and identify trends in the complex security and conflict dynamics in post-Soviet states.

Cargo ship at sea

SIPRI focuses on the sea and air transport of conflict-sensitive commodity flows and smuggling activities.


Lora Saalman Dr Lora Saalman is an Associate Senior Fellow within SIPRI’s Conflict and Peace and Armament and Disarmament research areas.
Ekaterina Klimenko Ekaterina Klimenko is a Researcher in the Russia and Euro-Eurasian Security Programme and the Coordinator for Conflict and Peace at SIPRI.