Articles by SIPRI

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Global Arms Industry: Sales by the Top 25 Companies up 8.5%–Big Players Active in Global South
SIPRI - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

7 Dec 2020 – Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled US$361 billion in 2019, 8.5 per cent more than in 2018. The largest companies have a geographically diverse international presence. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence Contribute to Nuclear Risk – SIPRI
Human Wrongs Watch | SIPRI - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

2 Jul 2020 – The authors warn that nuclear-armed states’ competition in military AI and premature adoption of AI in nuclear weapons and related capabilities could have a negative impact on strategic stability and increase the likelihood of nuclear weapon use.

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Global Military Expenditure Sees Largest Annual Increase in a Decade Reaching US$ 1.917 Trillion in 2019
SIPRI-Stockholm International Peace Research Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 May 2020

27 April 2020 – Total global military expenditure rose to US$ 1.917 trillion in 2019, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The total for 2019 represents an increase of 3.6 per cent from 2018 and the largest annual growth in spending since 2010. The five largest spenders in 2019, which accounted for 62 per cent of expenditure, were the United States, China, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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Global Arms Industry: US Companies Dominate the Top 100
SIPRI-Stockholm International Peace Research Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Dec 2018

10 Dec 2018 – Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international arms industry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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Increase in Arms Transfers Driven by Demand in the Middle East and Asia
SIPRI-Stockholm International Peace Research Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Mar 2017

The flow of arms increased to Asia and Oceania and the Middle East between 2007–11 and 2012–16, while there was a decrease in the flow to Europe, the Americas and Africa. The five biggest exporters—the United States, Russia, China, France and Germany—together accounted for 74 per cent of the total volume of arms exports.

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2014: USA Leads Upward Trend in Arms Exports – Asian, Gulf States Lead Imports
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute-SIPRI – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Mar 2015

16 Mar 2015 – The United States has taken a firm lead as the major arms exporter globally according to new data on international arms transfers published today. Overall, the volume of international transfers of major conventional weapons grew by 16 per cent between 2005–2009 and 2010–14.

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International Arms Transfers in 2013
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute-SIPRI – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Dec 2014

The volume of international transfers of major weapons grew by 14 per cent between 2004–2008 and 2009–13. The five largest suppliers in 2009–13—the United States, Russia, Germany, China and France—accounted for 74 per cent of the volume of exports.

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Armaments, Disarmament and International Security – Arms Transfers to Syria
Pieter D. Wezeman - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute-SIPRI, 12 May 2014

Rebel forces repeatedly called in 2012 for governments supporting their cause to supply them with weapons and other military equipment. As of January 2013 the actual volume of foreign military aid to the rebels is hard to measure.

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