The Yearbook is SIPRI's annual compendium of data and analysis of developments in security and conflicts, military spending and armaments and non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament.
The 25th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook highlights the efforts of various regions—Asia–Pacific, North Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Russia and the CIS—to engage in a new type of dialogue in order to promote co-operation and stave off conflict. In particular, the United Nations peacekeeping missions are described and analysed in an important new study. The Yearbook presents detailed information on arms and arms control issues and analyses the new security arrangements for Europe and the implementation of the sweeping nuclear and conventional arms reduction treaties that have been signed so far in this decade. It examines the post-Soviet threats to security and the new conflicts emerging in this region.
The Yearbook continues SIPRI's review of the latest developments in nuclear weapons, world military expenditure, the international arms trade and arms production, chemical and biological weapons and major armed conflicts, and presents the annual chronology of events related to important world security issues.