The Global Arms Trade: Assessing Trends and Future Outlook

February 28, 2017 | 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Fl, Washington, DC 20036


Changing political landscapes in the United States, Europe, and Russia continue to drive global arms sales. As priorities shift, threats emerge, and the global economy fluctuates, the global arms market responds. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) annually releases data on international arms transfers. SIPRI’s renowned arms transfers database identifies top exporters and importers of conventional weapons and provides insights into the resulting trends as they relate to global peace, security and development.

Please join the Stimson Center on February 28, 2017 for an expert discussion on SIPRI’s most recent data on global arms transfers. Panelists will discuss trends and outlooks for global arms sales that could impact U.S. national security and foreign policy. This event is co-hosted by SIPRI, the Forum on the Arms Trade, and the Stimson Center.

WHAT: Data launch and panel discussion on recent trends in the global arms trade.
WHERE: Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Fl, Washington D.C., 20036.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
LIVESTREAM: A link to the live stream will be available on this page prior to the start of the event.
@StimsonCenter, @ForumArmsTrade, and @SIPRIorg for news and information on the event.


Aude Fleurant, Director, Arms and Military Expenditure Program, SIPRI
Joe Gould, Senior Reporter, Defense News
Rachel Stohl, Senior Associate, Stimson