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I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb.

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College (Takoma Park, Maryland)
July 1, 2020
Arms Control Now

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


  • Iran’s Nuclear Program Remains on Steady Trajectory
    September 10, 2020
    A Sept. 4 IAEA report confirms that Iran continues to exceed limits on its uranium enrichment program imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal and is incrementally expanding its stockpile of uranium enriched up to 4.5 percent.
  • IAEA Report Notes Progress on Investigation
    September 10, 2020
    The most recent IAEA report on Iran’s safeguards confirmed that Iran and the agency are following through on the terms of an Aug. 26 agreement to finally allow inspectors access to follow up on evidence of possible undeclared nuclear materials and activities.
  • CBO Report Strengthens Case for New START Extension
    August 28, 2020
    A new CBO report eviscerates the claim by the Trump administration’s top arms control official that the United States can spend Russia and China “into oblivion” in a new arms race.
  • The Dangerous Consequences of Trump’s Plan to Snapback UN Sanctions on Iran
    August 17, 2020
    Attempting to unilaterally snapback sanctions would be a dangerous escalation in the Trump administration’s already irresponsible policy toward Iran that could have serious ramifications for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the future of the Security Council.
  • Civil Society Letter on Humanitarian Disarmament Advocates Path Ahead
    August 11, 2020
    The humanitarian disarmament approach has led to four treaties and inspired cooperative engagement between civil society, international organizations, and like-minded governments which provides "a better alternative for the future."
  • OPCW Rebukes Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program
    July 14, 2020
    The executive council’s comprehensive decision hailed dissent and dissatisfaction from certain member states that appear intent on shielding Syria from accountability for its egregious violations of the CWC.
  • Iran’s Illicit Arms Transfers Do Not Justify U.S. Snapback
    June 26, 2020
    Though concerning, possible violations of arms-related provisions of Resolution 2231 by Iran are not grounds for the unilateral U.S. actions to prevent the embargo’s expiration.
  • Iran’s Failure to Comply with IAEA Investigation Raises Concerns
    June 8, 2020
    The June 5 IAEA report provides additional detail about the agency's investigation into possible undeclared nuclear materials and activities tied to Iran's past nuclear weapons development efforts and noted that Tehran has yet to comply with the agency’s requests for information and access.
  • IAEA Report Shows Iran’s Stockpile of Uranium Grows
    June 8, 2020
    The IAEA's latest report assessing Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal noted that Tehran’s stockpile of low enriched uranium continues to increase beyond limits set by the accord.
  • Tear Gas is Banned in War. It is Time to Ban its Domestic Use.
    June 5, 2020
    While the Chemical Weapons Convention bans the use of toxic chemicals in warfare because they do not discriminate between combatants and non-combatants, but carves out an exception for their use for "domestic riot control purposes" despite their indiscriminate use against non-violent protestors and those engaged in acts of violence alike.

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