"I learned so much about arms control and disarmament at ACA! I learned more about arms control here in four months than I had in all three years at my college."

– Alicia Sanders-Zakre
Intern, Fall 2016
December 16, 2016
Arms Control Now

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

  • 'A Blow' to Efforts to Reduce Nuclear Risks
    July 20, 2021
    The MacArthur Foundation's decision to exit the nuclear arms control field will complicate ongoing efforts to address the daunting arrays of nuclear threats and train the next generation of nuclear arms controllers.  
  • Bayard Rustin, Britain’s Nuclear Weapons, and the Global Struggle for Peace and Justice
    March 17, 2021
    Criticism of this week's announcement by the United Kingdom on its nuclear weapons arsenal echoes the arguments of anti-nuclear, anti-colonialist leaders of an earlier era.
  • E3 Put JCPOA at Risk, Luckily Cooler Heads in Vienna Prevailed
    March 8, 2021
    An exercise of restraint at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting may have preserved the space for diplomatic efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal.
  • Iran’s Accumulation of Enriched Uranium Slows
    November 13, 2020
    The most recent IAEA report indicates that Iran’s accumulation of enriched uranium slowed over the past quarter, suggesting Tehran is showing restraint so as not to cross any red lines that might imperil a U.S. re-entry into the nuclear deal.
  • 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.