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SIPRI Yearbook 2020 available online

October 19, 2020


SIPRI Yearbook 2020
The 51st edition of the essential SIPRI Yearbook is now available on SIPRI Yearbook Online. The SIPRI Yearbook 2020 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 2019. It provides a timely and pertinent picture of the state of world affairs and the unique challenges faced by the international community - an essential resource for academics, policymakers, professionals, and students alike.

The SIPRI Yearbook 2020, as well as editions going back to 2010, is available on SIPRI Yearbook Online and available for purchase by both institutions and individuals.

Find out how to access the SIPRI Yearbook Online.

Key topics covered in the 51st edition of the SIPRI Yearbook include:

  • Armed conflicts and conflict management, with an overview of armed conflicts and peace processes across the Americas, Asia and Oceania, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as a focus on global and regional trends in peace operations
  • Military expenditure, international arms transfers and developments in arms production
  • World nuclear forces, with an overview of each of the nine nuclear-armed states and their nuclear modernization programmes
  • Nuclear arms control, featuring North Korean-US nuclear diplomacy, developments in the INF Treaty and Russian-US nuclear arms control and disarmament, and implementation of Iran's nuclear deal
  • Chemical and biological security threats, including the investigation of allegations of chemical weapon use in Syria and developments in the international legal instruments against chemical and biological warfare
  • Conventional arms control, with a focus on global instruments, including efforts to regulate lethal autonomous weapon systems, cyberspace and explosive weapons in populated areas, and dialogue on preventing an arms race in outer space
  • Dual-use and arms trade controls, including developments in the Arms Trade Treaty, multilateral arms embargoes and export control regimes, and review processes in the legal framework of the European Union for such controls