SIPRI Yearbook: More Nukes from Big Five

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Yearbook makes a dismal reading of world weapons expenditure and global peace and security in general.

But it also highlights the race to develop new and more devastating nuclear weapons.

As Azariah Kiros hears from Ian Anthony, research co-ordinator at SIPRI, the focus on nuclear proliferation and the possible possession of nuclear weapons by countries such as Iran has diverted attention from the development of a new generation of sophisticated nuclear weapons by the five members of the U.N. Security Council: