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Global arms trade: USA increases dominance; arms flows to the Middle East surge, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 11 March 2019) The volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014–18 was 7.8 per cent higher than in 2009–13 and 23 per cent higher than in 2004–2008, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) at www.sipri.org. The five largest exporters in 2014–18 were the

Global arms industry: US companies dominate the Top 100; Russian arms industry moves to second place, says SIPRI

(Stockholm,10 December 2018) Sales of arms and military services by theworld’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top100—totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international armsindustry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace ResearchInstitute (SIPRI). The total for the SIPRI Top 100 in2017 is 2.5 per cent higher than in 2016 and represents anincrease of 44 per cent

Asia and the Middle East lead rising trend in arms imports, US exports grow significantly, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 12 March 2018) Continuing the upward trend that began in the early 2000s, the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013-17 was 10 per cent higher than in 2008-12, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) at www.sipri.org. The flow of arms increased to

Global nuclear weapons: modernization remains the priority – SIPRI

(Stockholm, 3 July 2017) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals. The data shows that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, all of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are in the

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 24 April 2017) Total world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Military spending in North America saw its first annual increase since 2010, while spending in Western Europe grew

Increase in arms transfers driven by demand in the Middle East and Asia, says SIPRI

  (Stockholm, 20 February 2017) The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4 per cent between 2007–11 and 2012–16, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Notably, transfers of major weapons in 2012–16 reached their highest

Asia and the Middle East lead rise in arms imports; the United States and Russia remain largest arms exporters, says SIPRI

(Stockholm, 22 February 2016) The volume of international transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and rose by 14 per cent between 2006–10 and 2011–15, according to new data on international arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Six of the top 10 largest arms importers in the

SIPRI and PAX: Hope for peace in South Sudan, but fragmentation still a risk

(Stockholm, Utrecht, 19 January 2016) On 22 January, just over 25 months after the start of the civil war in South Sudan, the scheduled formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity will be one of the first major milestones in the peace process. The swearing in of the transitional government would be enormous progress,

Reviewing the legality of autonomous weapons, a significant technical challenge requiring more interstate cooperation, says SIPRI in a new report ahead of key UN meeting in Geneva

(Stockholm/Geneva, 11 November 2015)—a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) outlines challenges related to the legal review of weapons that contain autonomous features, and argues for greater cooperation and information-sharing between states. The report, to be launched tomorrow at the United Nations office in Geneva, aims to feed into ongoing discussions

SIPRI statement on the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

  (Stockholm, 9 October 2015) SIPRI warmly congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on being awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. As an institute that collaborates with civil society in peace processes, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) acknowledges the Quartet’s key contribution to establishing an alternative peaceful political process at a time when