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About the Arms Control Association


The Arms Control Association (ACA), founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Through its public education and media programs and its magazine, Arms Control Today (ACT), ACA provides policy-makers, the press and the interested public with authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, and related national security issues. In addition to the regular press briefings ACA holds on major arms control developments, the Association's staff provides commentary and analysis on a broad spectrum of issues for journalists and scholars both in the United States and abroad.


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Daryl G. Kimball
Executive Director

Greg Thielmann
Senior Fellow

Kelsey Davenport
Director for Nonproliferation Policy

Kingston Reif
Director for Disarmament/Threat Reduction Policy

Daniel Horner
Editor-in-Chief, Arms Control Today

Jefferson Morley
Senior Editorial Consultant, Arms Control Today

Jackie Barrientes
Design and Production Editor, Arms Control Today

Tim Farnsworth
Communications Director

Shervin Taheran
Program Associate

Merle Lee Newkirk
Finance Officer


Board of Directors


    John Steinbruner

    Christine Wing


    Avis Bohlen
    Matthew Bunn
    J. Bryan Hehir
    John Isaacs
    Catherine Kelleher
    Michael Klare
    Kenneth N. Luongo
    Jack Mendelsohn
    Janne E. Nolan
    Hazel R. O'Leary
    Nathan Pyles
    Rachel Stohl
    Jeremiah Sullivan
    Paul Walker

Directors Emeritus

    Maj. Gen. William Burns (USA, Ret.)
    Anne H. Cahn
    William Coleman, Jr.
    Ralph Earle II
    Richard L. Garwin
    Thomas Hughes
    James F. Leonard
    Lt. Gen. Robert Pursley (USAF, Ret.)




Foundation Support

The Arms Control Association is currently supported by generous grants from the following foundations:

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Colombe Foundation
Ford Foundation
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
New-Land Foundation
Ploughshares Fund
Prospect Hill Foundation
Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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ACA In The News

Op-ed: Close the door on nuclear dangers
The Hill
September 14, 2014

Syria May Have Hidden Chemical Arms, U.S. Says
The New York Times
September 4, 2014

Reports propose compromise for Iran nuclear deal
August 27, 2014

A Farewell to Arms
MIT Technology Revie
August 19, 2014

Updated: Firing of Los Alamos political scientist spurs criticism
Science AAAS
August 15, 2014

Sorry, Skeptics: The Iran Nuclear Deal is Working
The National Interest
August 7, 2014