The Arms Control Association works to keep the public and the press informed about breaking arms control developments. Below you will find information about our many events and press releases.
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Arms Control Association Hails Breakthrough Deal Negotiated with Iran As "Net Plus for Nonproliferation"November 23, 2013
(Washington, D.C.) Experts with the independent Arms Control Association called the agreement between the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, plus Germany) and Iran an "historic breakthrough" in the decade-old impasse over Iran's nuclear program and a "net plus for nuclear nonproliferation and international security."
October 11, 2013
(Washington, D.C.)--Leaders from the Washington-based Arms Control Association (ACA) welcomed the Nobel Committee's decision to award their 2013 Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons."
October 11, 2013
(Washington, D.C.)--After a historic phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last month, President Obama said he believes that a comprehensive agreement can be reached on Iran's nuclear program. As international leaders prepare for a new round of talks with Tehran in Geneva, the non-partisan Arms Control Association has updated its comprehensive, user-friendly guide to Iran's nuclear program and its capabilities, and the risks, benefits, and limitations of the available policy options.
September 27, 2013
(New York/Washington) -- At a meeting of more than 100 senior government officials at the United Nations to discuss pathways to bring the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force, a diverse set of nongovernmental nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament leaders, as well as former government officials and diplomats are calling on all states to translate their words of support for the Treaty into concrete action.
September 24, 2013
(Washington, D.C.)-As President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, a wide array of human rights, development, religious, and security organizations are urging the United States to sign the new Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
September 23, 2013
(Washington, D.C.)-The election of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran provides a new and important opening for the United States and its P5+1 partners to secure an agreement that limits its nuclear capabilities in exchange for easing tough international sanctions.
September 14, 2013
Today, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached agreement on a detailed plan for the expeditious accounting, inspection, control, and elimination of Syria’s sizable arsenal of chemical weapons, with provision for enforcement by the UN Security Council.
September 11, 2013
For reporters tracking the evolving story on Syria and diplomatic efforts to bring its chemical weapons under international control, the following resources are available on the Arms Control Association website.
September 5, 2013
The Arms Control Association (ACA) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a panel that assessed Iran's nuclear capabilities and examined the elements required for a deal that could provide both sides with a "win-win" outcome.
September 5, 2013
(Washington, D.C.) As international leaders prepare for a new round of talks with Tehran to secure an agreement that guards against a nuclear-armed Iran, the non-partisan Arms Control Association has updated its comprehensive, user-friendly guide to Iran's nuclear program and its capabilities, and the risks, benefits, and limitations of the available policy options.
August 28, 2013
(Washington, D.C.)--The deadly war for control of Syria has taken a gruesome turn for the worse with the heinous attack against civilian populations on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21. The available evidence, including credible reports from Doctors Without Borders, strongly suggests that the many injuries and deaths reported were the result of a major chemical weapons attack. In this instance, the use of chemicals was more significant and the casualties were greater than earlier suspected episodes involving chemical munitions--and more brazen given that UN inspectors had just arrived in Damascus.
June 27, 2013
A new report released today by the Arms Control Association (ACA) and Partnership for Global Security (PGS), finds that the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) process has catalyzed action to secure nuclear weapons-usable materials, but the largely nationally-focused efforts to date are inadequate, and leading governments must begin building the framework for a cohesive international nuclear security governance system.
June 19, 2013
President Barack Obama's proposals today in Berlin for cutting the oversized U.S. nuclear arsenal and reducing global nuclear weapons dangers are welcome and overdue.
June 7, 2013
In the modern age, U.S. presidents have delivered dozens of addresses on international peace and security, but few have been as profound or consequential as John F. Kennedy's "Strategy of Peace" address delivered 50 years ago on June 10 on the campus of American University in Washington.
May 30, 2013
On Monday, June 3, representatives from dozens of states will gather at the United Nations to sign the new Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT will for the first time establish common international standards that must be met before states authorize transfers of conventional weapons or export ammunition and weapons parts and components.
April 2, 2013
Today, the independent, Arm Control Association welcomed the United Nations General Assembly's endorsement of the new Arms Trade Treaty, which will for the first time establish common international standards that must be met before states authorize transfers of conventional weapons or export ammunition and weapons parts and components. The treaty will be open for signature beginning in June.
March 27, 2013
Today, the independent, Arm Control Association welcomed the new, compromise Arms Trade Treaty text that has emerged from two intense weeks of final negotiations and years of multilateral talks among the 193 members states of the United Nations.
March 27, 2013
(United Nations, NY)--Today, arms control analysts welcomed the new, compromise Arms Trade Treaty text that has emerged from intense negotiations and that states may endorse on the final day of the March 18-28 UN diplomatic conference.
Human Rights, Religious, Security Organizations Urge President Obama to Help Close the Deal on an Effective Global Arms Trade TreatyFebruary 26, 2013
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Nongovernmental leaders pressed President Barack Obama today to provide the support necessary to conclude an effective Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which is up for renegotiation at the UN this spring (March 18-28). The ATT will regulate the cross border trade of conventional weapons by closing the loopholes in the current international system.
February 6, 2013
(Washington, D.C.) As the United States and other international leaders continue to pursue a range of strategies to head-off the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran, the non-partisan Arms Control Association has produced a comprehensive, entry-level guide to Iran's nuclear program and its capabilities, and the risks, benefits, and limitations of the available policy options.
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December 10, 2013
Plan Calls For Syria's Chemical Arsenal To Be Destroyed At Sea
December 6, 2013
A realistic first step, but what's next with Iran? Opinion
December 6, 2013
'Extremely dangerous' radioactive material was stolen in Mexico
December 4, 2013
Senators Misrepresent U.N. Resolutions On Iran In Push For More Sanctions
December 3, 2013
US prepares ship to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
December 2, 2013