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SIPRI Yearbook 2016 now available

September 15, 2016

SIPRI Yearbook 2016


The 47th edition of the essential SIPRI Yearbook is now available on SIPRI Yearbook Online. The SIPRI Yearbook 2016 provides expert analysis, insightful commentary, and painstakingly-compiled data on events and happenings in global security, armaments, disarmament, and conflicts, which have taken place during 2015. As such, it provides a timely and pertinent picture of the state of world affairs and the unique challenges faced by the international community.

The SIPRI Yearbook 2016, as well as editions going back to 2010, are available on SIPRI Yearbook Online and available for purchase by both institutions and individuals. As such, it is an essential resource for academics, policymakers, professionals, and students alike.

Find out how to access SIPRI Yearbook Online >


The key topics covered in the 2016 Yearbook are:

  • Conflicts in the Middle East, including features on the evolution of the Islamic State, the refugee crisis, the political trajectory of the Kurds, and the investigation of allegations of chemical weapons use in the region
  • Iran, with studies on the landmark multinational agreement on limitations on Iran’s nuclear programme, the impact of the international sanctions regime against Iran and the wider geopolitical dynamics of Iran in the region
  • The nature, role, and trends of external support in civil wars using two contemporary case studies: Syria and Ukraine
  • The documentation and analysis of the ongoing peace process in Mali to illustrate the complexity of peacebuilding
  • Global and regional trends in armed conflict data, peace operations, military expenditure, arms production, international arms transfers, and dual-use and arms trade controls
  • The prospects for delivering the new development agenda enshrined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • A comprehensive survey of world nuclear forces, including an overview of each of the nine nuclear-armed states, as well as a discussion on the 2015 NPT Review
  • The fragility and resilience of Europe in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis