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SIPRI Yearbook 2021 available online

September 23, 2021


SIPRI Yearbook 2021
The 52nd edition of the essential SIPRI Yearbook is now available on SIPRI Yearbook Online. The SIPRI Yearbook 2021 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 2020. 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 2021, 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 52nd 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 and the United Nations appeal for a global ceasefire to address the Covid-19 pandemic
  • 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 developments in Russian–United States strategic dialogue, Iran's nuclear deal and the multilateral nuclear arms control and disarmament treaties, including the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • Chemical and biological security threats, including the impact of the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic, 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, state behaviour in cyberspace and space, and developments in the Open Skies Treaty
  • 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
  • As well as annexes listing arms control and disarmament agreements, international security cooperation bodies, and key events in 2020