About SIPRI Yearbook Online
What is SIPRI?
SIPRI is the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control, and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media, and the interested public. Based in Stockholm, SIPRI is a global organization with offices in Beijing and Washington, DC, and is regularly ranked among the most respected think tanks worldwide.
What is the SIPRI Yearbook?
The Yearbook is known worldwide as an authoritative and independent source for politicians, diplomats, journalists and analysts seeking insight on issues of armaments and arms control, armed conflicts and conflict resolution, security arrangements and disarmament, as well as the most important longer-term trends in international security. Every year a yearbook is published to reflect on key activity in the previous year.
The Yearbook provides a compendium of data and analysis in the areas of:
- Security and conflicts
- Military spending and armaments
- Non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament
SIPRI Yearbook Online provides access to editions of the Yearbook from 2010 and onwards, all on a single, intuitive online platform, making it an essential research resource.
Highlights of the SIPRI Yearbook 2017
- Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, including the international response to the Islamic State
- Analysis of the peace agreement in Colombia
- Linkages between climate change and violent conflict
- Comprehensive surveys of world nuclear forces, including the North Korean nuclear test explosions
- Global and regional trends in armed conflict data, including regional patterns of Islamist armed conflicts, peace operations, and military expenditure
- Current conceptualizations of peace and development and how they relate to the new UN framework of ‘sustaining peace’