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Climate change, food security and sustaining peace

The interconnectedness of food security, natural resources, peace and conflict is not new to anyone familiar with fragile and conflict-affected states. The question is how to reverse this negative spiral. It is instrumental to focus on the questions of how interventions are interacting with other factors, what negative side effects may appear and how to reduce or, even better, prevent them.


2017: The year in which nuclear weapons could be banned?

There are fears that those NATO and allied non-nuclear weapon states which might participate will run interference and complicate the discussions on behalf of the nuclear weapon states. Another fault line could be between those non-nuclear weapon states that want a quick, short norm establishing a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons and those that might prefer a more detailed treaty with provisions on verification.

Military spending continues to fall in the West but rises everywhere else

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012, according to figures released on April 14, 2014 by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute… Continue reading

India is the LAAARGEst arms importer in the world

  India’s arms imports are now almost 3 times as high as those of the second and third largest arms importers—China and Pakistan—according to new data on international arms transfers published today by… Continue reading

Time for a more comprehensive approach to the Iran nuclear negotiations

The latest round of negotiations in Geneva between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (the ‘P5+1’ states) once again failed to reach an agreement on… Continue reading

World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises: 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 fall—the… Continue reading

Turkey’s interception of a Syrian passenger aircraft

Edin Omanovic is a researcher and project coordinator for the SIPRI Countering Illicit Trafficking–Mechanism Assessment Projects (CIT-MAP). He is currently researching the use of overflight denial as a tool to counter the trafficking… Continue reading

Rise in international arms transfers is driven by Asian demand

(Stockholm, 19 March 2012) The volume of worldwide arms transfers in 2007-2011 was 24 per cent higher than in 2002-2006 and the five largets arms importers in 2007-2011 were all Asian states, according… Continue reading

World military spending reaches $1.6 trillion

World military spending reached $1.6 trillion in 2010, biggest increase in South America, fall in Europe according to new SIPRI data World military expenditure in 2010 is estimated to have been $1630 billion,… Continue reading

India World’s Largest Arms Importer: SIPRI

SIPRI Arms Transfers Database Trends in international arms transfers, 2010 SIPRI Fact Sheet Stockholm, 14 March 2011 India is the world’s largest arms importer according to new data on international arms transfers published… Continue reading