Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 September 2021

752 Pages


ISBN: 9780192847577

Bookseller Code (AQ)

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

  • Armed conflicts and conflict management, with an overview of armed conflict peace processes globally 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 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 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

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