"The Arms Control Association’s work is an important resource to legislators and policymakers when contemplating a new policy direction or decision."

– General John Shalikashvili
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Arms Control Now

The following articles and essays provide additional insight into current developments and issues which our staff and experts are following.

  • To Protect the NPT, States Must Address the Nuclear Elephant in the Room
    July 31, 2023

    For more than 50 years, the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) has served as an invaluable foundation for the international nonproliferation regime. However, the 11th NPT review cycle set to begin with the first Preparatory Committee this summer faces a daunting array of issues.

  • EXCERPT: The Art of the Possible: Minimizing Risks as a New European Order Takes Shape
    November 9, 2022

    Russia’s war on Ukraine is poised to bring into being a new European security order, one that may very well be marked by unstable standoffs, buildups, and dangerous activities and incidents between both Ukraine and Russia and Russia and Ukraine’s Western backers.

  • UN Member State Reactions at the Close of the 2022 NPT Review Conference
    September 6, 2022

    The 10th NPT Review Conference ended without consensus after four weeks of contentious negotiations. Russia decided to block consensus due to certain wording regarding nuclear safety matters at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.

  • Updates from the 10th NPT Review Conference
    August 26, 2022

    Twice weekly, our team will share updates here from the 10th nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference at UN Headquarters.

  • Colorado Chemical Weapon Stockpile Site on Target to Meet Destruction Deadline
    August 10, 2022

    With two out of three munition-specific destruction campaigns completed and a new proposal to accelerate the destruction of all remaining munitions, the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is on its way to meeting the September 2023 chemical weapons stockpile elimination deadline.

  • IAEA Reports Signal Escalating Nuclear Crisis With Iran
    June 1, 2022

    The most recent reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) detailing Tehran’s failure to declare illicit nuclear activities from its pre-2003 program and the continued growth of Iran’s nuclear program underscores the urgency and importance of restoring mutual U.S. and Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • IAEA Report Demonstrates Urgent Need to Restore JCPOA
    March 4, 2022

    As the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance, a new report by the IAEA reveals that Iran is now closer than ever to having enough highly enriched uranium-235 for a nuclear bomb. (Updated March 5, 2022)

  • The 11th Hour for Restoration of Compliance with the JCPOA
    December 9, 2021

    Full restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran remains the best possible option to avert a nuclear crisis and provide Tehran with sanctions relief, but the Raisi administration’s approach to talks and the country’s growing nuclear program risks jeopardizing those efforts.

  • Iran’s Failure to Cooperate with the IAEA is Raising Tensions
    November 19, 2021

    Iran’s refusal to allow inspectors to access a site where centrifuge components are produced is escalating tensions ahead of the resumption of talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Biden-Xi Virtual Summit Should Lead to Agreement on Nuclear Risk Reduction Talks
    November 15, 2021

    Like the United States and Russia, the United States and China are both locked in a dangerous state of mutual nuclear vulnerability. Its time for a regular dialogue on nuclear risk reduction and arms control.