"...the Arms Control Association [does] so much to keep the focus on the issues so important to everyone here, to hold our leaders accountable to inspire creative thinking and to press for change. So we are grateful for your leadership and for the unyielding dedication to global nuclear security."

– Lord Des Browne
Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative
October 20, 2014
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Carol Giacomo Joins ACA as Chief Editor of Arms Control Today



For Immediate Release: March 11, 2021

Media Contacts: Daryl G. Kimball, executive director, (202) 463-8270 ext. 107; Kathy Crandall Robinson, chief operating officer, (202) 463-8270 ext 101

(Washington, DC)—The Arms Control Association is pleased to announce that Carol Giacomo, an award-winning diplomatic and national security correspondent, will become the chief editor of Arms Control Today as of April 1.

Carol Giacomo was a member of The New York Times editorial board from 2007-2020 writing opinion pieces about all major national security issues, including nuclear weapons. Her work involved regular overseas travel, including trips to North Korea, Iran, and Myanmar. She met a half dozen times with President Obama at the White House and interviewed scores of other world leaders.

A former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington, she covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades and traveled over 1 million miles to more than 100 countries with eight secretaries of state and other senior U.S. officials.

In 2018, she won an award from The American Academy of Diplomacy, an organization of retired career diplomats, for outstanding diplomatic commentary. In 2009, she won the Georgetown University Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting. She has also won two publisher’s awards from The New York Times.

"We are very excited and honored to have Carol join our team," noted executive director Daryl Kimball. "She will bring a great deal of energy and professionalism, along with creative and insightful ideas, that will make Arms Control Today even better."

Published by the Arms Control Association since 1972, Arms Control Today (ACT) is printed 10 times each year and reaches over 50,000 readers monthly through print and online editions. ACT has a highly targeted circulation, including U.S. and foreign government officials and diplomats, scientists, university educators, students, consultants, contractors, active and retired military personnel, news media, and concerned citizens.


The Arms Control Association is pleased to announce that Carol Giacomo, an award-winning diplomatic and national security correspondent, will become the chief editor of Arms Control Today as of April 1.

2019 Arms Control Person(s) of the Year Nominees Announced



For Immediate Release: December 12, 2019

Media Contacts: Kathy Crandall-Robinson, chief operations director, (202) 463-8270 ext. 101; Tony Fleming, director for communications, (202) 463-8270 ext. 110

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Since 2007, the Arms Control Association has nominated individuals and institutions that have, in the previous 12 months, advanced effective arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament solutions and raised awareness of the threats posed by mass casualty weapons.

In a field that is often focused on threats and challenges, our Arms Control Person(s) of the Year contest aims to highlight the many positive initiatives that help improve international peace and security.

This year's nominees are listed below. All of the nominees have, in their own way, provided leadership to help reduce weapons-related security threats during the past year.

A full list of previous winners is available here.

The ballot and list of 2019 nominees is available at armscontrol.org/acpoy. Voting will take place between December 12, 2019 and January 8, 2020. The results will be announced on January 10, 2020.

The 2019 nominees are:


The Arms Control Association is an independent, membership-based organization dedicated to providing authoritative information and practical policy solutions to address the threats posed by the world's most dangerous weapons.

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