SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.
At the start of 2019, nine states — the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) — possessed approximately 13.865 nuclear weapons. This marked a decrease from the approximately 14.465 nuclear weapons that SIPRI estimated these states possessed at the beginning of 2018.
Of these 13.865 nuclear weapons, 3.750 are deployed with operational forces and nearly 2.000 of these are kept in a state of high operational alert.