“It will take all of us working together – government officials, and diplomats, academic experts, and scientists, activists, and organizers – to come up with new and innovative approaches to strengthen transparency and predictability, reduce risk, and forge the next generation of arms control agreements.”
– Wendy Sherman
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
June 2, 2022
Books of Note

From time to time, Arms Control Today provides short reviews of upcoming or recent books on the subject of arms control, nonproliferation, and international security. Full-length reviews of upcoming books can be found in the Book Review section. To purchase any of these books, visit the link at the end of each review.

  • June 1, 2023

    Forbidden: Receiving Pope Francis’s Condemnation of Nuclear Weapons
    By Drew Christiansen, SJ, and Carole Sargent
    Georgetown University Press
    February 2023

  • April 1, 2023

    Euromissiles: The Nuclear Weapons That Nearly Destroyed NATO
    By Susan Colbourn

    The Fragile Balance of Terror: Deterrence in the New Nuclear Age
    Edited by Vipin Narang and Scott D. Sagan
    January 2023

  • March 1, 2023

    Saving the World from Nuclear War: The June 12, 1982, Disarmament Rally and Beyond
    By Vincent J. Intondi
    March 2023

    Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America
    By Joshua Frank 
    Haymarket Books
    January 2023

  • December 1, 2022

    Ploughshares and Swords: India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War
    By Jayita Sarkar
    Cornell University Press
    July 2022

    The Nuclear Club: How America and the World Policed the Atom from Hiroshima to Vietnam
    By Jonathan R. Hunt
    Stanford University Press
    November 2022


  • November 1, 2022

    Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan Gave Up the Bomb
    By Togzhan Kassenova

    Transforming Nuclear Safeguards Culture: The IAEA, Iraq, and the Future of Non-Proliferation
    By Trevor Findlay
    June 2022

  • July 1, 2022

    Averting Doomsday: Arms Control during the Nixon Presidency
    By Patrick J. Garrity and Erin R. Mahan

    Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons
    By Herbert Lin

  • May 1, 2022

    Networked Nonproliferation: Making the NPT Permanent, By Michal Onderco

    Brazil in the Global Nuclear Order, 1945–2018, By Carlo Patti

  • November 1, 2020

    Political Minefields: The Struggle Against Automated Killing, Matthew Breay Bolton

    Nuclear Modernization in the 21st Century, By Aiden Warren and Philip M. Baxter, eds.

  • June 1, 2020

    The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump, William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina

    The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy: New, Updated and Completely Revised, Lawrence Freedman and Jeffrey Michaels

  • December 3, 2018

    Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons
    Andrew Futter, Georgetown University Press, 2018, 212 pages

    Red Cross Interventions in Weapons Control
    Ritu Mathur, Lexington Books, October 2017, 190 pages