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SIPRI Yearbook 2022 available online

September 12, 2022


SIPRI Yearbook 2021
The 53rd edition of the essential SIPRI Yearbook is now available on SIPRI Yearbook Online. The SIPRI Yearbook 2022 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 2021. 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 2022, 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 53rd edition of the SIPRI Yearbook include:

  • Armed conflict and conflict management, with an overview of armed conflict 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 developments in the 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, biological and health security threats, including the impact of the 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 and regulation of new weapon technologies, with a focus on inhumane weapons and other conventional weapons of humanitarian concern, including efforts to regulate 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 2021.