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12.05.2019

An Urgent Need to Advance Peace

An Urgent Need to Advance Peace

By Dr Marina Caparini, Senior Researcher and Director of the Governance and Society Programme at SIPRI. Her research focuses on peacebuilding and the nexus between security and development. STOCKHOLM, May 10 2019 (IPS) – Let us be blunt: the world is in crisis. »

28.04.2019

World military spending grows to $1.8 trillion, new SIPRI data

World military spending grows to $1.8 trillion, new SIPRI data

Pressenza republishes here the SIPRI report of military spending for 2018. (Stockholm, 29 April 2019) Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five… »

11.12.2017

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010

We reproduce here the latest press release from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).  Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to new international arms industry data released today… »

29.09.2017

Celebrating a milestone: Russia completes the destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

Celebrating a milestone: Russia completes the destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

Dr John Hart for SIPRI. On Wednesday the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü of Turkey, congratulated Russia on completing the destruction of its chemical weapons stockpile which originally totalled 39 967 agent tonnes (i.e. excluding munition weight). This represents… »

31.08.2017

Global nuclear weapons: Modernization remains the priority

Global nuclear weapons: Modernization remains the priority

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… »

05.12.2016

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia

Global arms industry: USA remains dominant despite decline; sales rise in Western Europe and Russia

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $370.7 billion in 2015 according to new data on the international arms industry released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The sales of arms and military services companies in the… »

12.06.2016

Global nuclear weapons: downsizing but modernizing

Global nuclear weapons: downsizing but modernizing

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, none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared… »

29.05.2016

Preparations for a World Peace Congress in Berlin

Preparations for a World Peace Congress in Berlin

“The World is over-armed and Peace is under-funded”. With these words from Ban Ki-moon the International Peace Bureau (IPB) is organising a World congress for Disarmament at the Technical University in Berlin from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October. On the 27th of May… »

05.04.2016

World military spending resumes upward course, says SIPRI

World military spending resumes upward course, says SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, an increase of 1 per cent in real terms from 2014, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The data is being released to coincide with the start of the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. »

15.04.2013

World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, says SIPRI

World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, says SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).* The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database is accessible from today at… »

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