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Russian arms companies increase sales

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Sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest arms producing companies totalled $395 billion in 2012 according to new data...

Global arms sales fall, Russia sales rise sharply in 2012

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Russian firms increased weapons sales sharply in 2012 helped largely by a Kremlin armaments program, while global sales of arms and military...

Access to shipping companies’ data could help turn the tide against...

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Every year nearly half a billion shipping containers are transported across the globe. These movements are the lifeblood of global trade and...

Iran, Syria cheating NPT?

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Iran and Syria are under intensified scrutiny for allegedly concealing military nuclear activities in contravention of their commitments under the 1968 Non-Proliferation...

Arab Springs: A new form of conflict?

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The sudden and dramatic popular uprisings in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, which together constituted the "Arab Spring", point...

Iran, Sipri excites greater NPT scrutiny: SIPRI

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 Iran and Syria are under intensified scrutiny for allegedly concealing military nuclear activities in contravention of their commitments under the 1968 Non-Proliferation...

Finance can sink defence sales: SIPRI

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The economic and spending uncertainties in both the USA and Western Europe will have general implications for the way in which weapon...

Protecting civilians the challenge of the age: Evans

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Former Australian foreign affairs minister Gareth Evans says the greatest ethical, political and institutional challenge of the current age is ensuring the...

African defence spending up

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Defence spending in Africa increased 8.6 percent last year, the annual SIPRI Military Expenditure Database avers. Of this 44 percent ($2.5 billion)...

Asian demand increasing international arms transfers – SIPRI

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The volume of worldwide arms transfers in 2007–2011 was 24 per cent higher than in 2002–2006 and the five largest arms importers...

More transparency needed in African arms flows

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The lack of transparency in arms flows to sub-Saharan Africa obstructs an informed debate on the proposed arms trade treaty (ATT) and...

Israel punches above weight in Africa arms exports

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Although Israel accounted for less than 1% of transfers of major weapons to sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2006–10, the supply of...

Seize the day on an ATT: SIPRI

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says next month's penultimate meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepComm) for an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)...

29 mandatory arms embargoes in place: SIPRI

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There were 29 mandatory multilateral arms embargoes in force last year, directed at a total of 16 targets, including governments, non-governmental forces...

Chemical, biological weapons still a challenge: SIPRI

Scientific and technological developments, such as the increasing overlap between the chemical and biological sciences, are a major challenge to the 1972...

Just four of 15 major conflicts in 2010 in Africa: SIPRI

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Just four of 15 major conflicts raging around the world last year were located in Africa. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

Still no consensus on arms trade treaty: SIPRI

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More states are showing interest in an arms trade treaty (ATT), although it is less apparent how to agree on the text...

Over 20 000 nuclear weapons linger in global arsenal: SIPRI

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Eight states — the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan and Israel — currently possess more than 20...

Peacekeeping consensus unravelling: SIPRI

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The broad consensus on the principles, purpose and methods of contemporary peace operations is ever more fragile, the Stockholm International Peace Research...

Global security governance: meeting tomorrow’s challenges with yesterday’s tools

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says the current arrangement of institutions, agreements and processes intended to manage global and regional...

Opinion: Falling European military spending — a threat to security?

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's (SIPRI) recently released data on military spending for 2010 shows world military expenditure continuing to grow,...

SIPRI tool to reduce involvement of arms traffickers in aid and...

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has launched a new information system to prevent arms and drug traffickers from accessing significant...

SIPRI: BAE Systems global arms sales top dog in 2008

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BAE Systems has become the first non-US company to lead SIPRI's Top 100 list of the largest arms-producing companies. The Stockholm International Peace...

African arms imports share up: SIPRI

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Africa accounted for 7% of global major conventional weapons imports over the period 2005–2009, compared with 6% for 2000–2004. During the period...

China’s emergence in peacekeeping a major boost to UN capabilities: SIPRI

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says the international community should encourage and support China's current drive to dramatically increase its...