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14 Dec 2017 description

Executive summary

This report looks at progress made on policy and practical responses to climate-security risks for 2016-2017. Using the independent G7 commissioned report A New Climate for Peace as a basis, and building on last year’s report, Towards A Global Resilience Agenda, this year’s report sets out the key achievements, pitfalls and new challenges facing the foreign policy community working to reduce climate-fragility risks.

18 Oct 2017 description

18 October 2017
Dr Florian Krampe

‘We have succeeded at keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay’, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while briefing members of the UN Security Council on 12 October. Explaining the impediments to an effective response to the risks of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and, Guterres named conflict as a root cause of famine.

19 Jan 2016 description

This report about possible developments in South Sudan up to 2020 is based on a study by Jaïr van der Lijn of SIPRI, commissioned by PAX. Its purpose is to con-tribute to the debate about how to stimulate peace, security and development in South Sudan, and to present implications for (inter)national action.

05 Jun 2012 description

Arab Spring redefines conflict; 'fewer but newer' nuclear weapons; peacekeeping numbers plateau - new SIPRI Yearbook out now

(Stockholm, 4 June 2012) Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2012, which assesses the current state of international security, armaments and disarmament.

Key findings include:

Upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 highlighted the changing character of contemporary armed conflict