SIPRI Yearbook 2013 Published

sipri2013By Hans M. Kristensen

The Swedish International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today published the 2013 issue of the SIPRI Yearbook. I’m coauthor of the chapter on worldwide nuclear weapons arsenals.

The yearbook is translated into Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Ukrainian, providing a unique source of nuclear weapons information to regions where such information is either not available or only to English-speaking readers.

In addition to the annual SIPRI Yearbook, bimonthly updates of individual nuclear weapon states are published as Nuclear Notebooks in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Moreover, an online table of world nuclear forces is provided on the FAS web site. The table is updated as new information becomes available.

Finally, occasional issue reports are published on the FAS Strategic Security Blog.

This publication was made possible by grants from the New-Land Foundation and Ploughshares Fund. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.

2 thoughts on “SIPRI Yearbook 2013 Published

  1. Hi,

    if Russia has no deployed non-strategic warheads, does that mean the Moscow ABM system is not operational anymore? If it is operational, shouldn’t there be at least 68 warheads for the 53T6 counted as deployed?

    Kind regards,


    1. Part of the ABM system appears to be active, certainly the five Gazelle intercepter sites. Whether they carry nuclear warheads under normal circumstances is another matter. Russia has repeatedly stated that its non-strategic nuclear weapons are not deployed but in central storage. But there are many unknowns – the status of the ABM system being one of them.

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