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 2016

  • Armed conflicts and conflict management, with a focus on the Middle East and the peace agreement in Mali
  • Security and development, featuring developments related to women’s participation, economic prospects in Afghanistan, as well as studies on cybersecurity and resilience in Europe in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis
  • World nuclear forces and nuclear arms control, with an overview of each of the nine nuclear-armed states
  • International sanctions, arms embargoes and other restrictive measures as applied to Iran
  • Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials, including the investigation of allegations of chemical weapon use in the Middle East