Technology & Trade

Dealing in Defense: Examining Trends in Global Arms Sales and World Military Expenditure


Global military expenditure and the international arms trade shape and are shaped by changing economic circumstances, shifting political priorities, and emerging security concerns. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) monitors trends in both world military expenditure and global arms sales to help better understand fluctuating dynamics and identify potential areas of concern.

Each year, SIPRI releases data on current trends in military spending and in international arms transfers. Drawn from open source documents, SIPRI’s databases provide analysis on the economic, political, and security drivers that influence military spending and global arms sales around the world.

Please join the Stimson Center and SIPRI on Thursday, May 10, 2018 for the U.S. launch of SIPRI’s latest data. The event will feature expert insights on the implications of current trends for global peace, security, and development and the ways in which the United States and other countries may respond.


WHAT: Public discussion featuring new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on trends in global arms sales and military expenditures
WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036
WHEN: May 10, 2018 from 9:30am – 11:00am EST
RSVP: Click here to RSVP for the event.
FOLLOW@StimsonCenter and @SIPRIorg on Twitter for event news and use #StimsonNow to join the conversation.


Valerie Insinna, Air Warfare Reporter, Defense News
Kate Kizer, Policy Director, Win Without War​
Rachel Stohl, Managing Director, Stimson Center
Pieter Wezeman,Senior Researcher, Arms Transfers & Military Expenditure Programme, SIPRI


Additional panelists to be confirmed


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