OPCW Confirms Chlorine Use. It’s Time to Assign Blame.
March 12, 2019
Chemical weapons were used in the April 2018 attack in Douma, Syria. Now we must identify who is to blame in order to hold them accountable and uphold the norm against using chemicals in conflict.
Hanoi Summit Ends Abruptly: What's Next? | North Korean Denuclearization Digest, March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019
As the second U.S.-North Korea summit ended abruptly, South Korea pushes for trilateral talks and the UN Security Council issues waivers for humanitarian aid to North Korea.
The Disappointing, But Not Devastating, “No Deal” Result at the Hanoi Summit (UPDATED)
February 28, 2019
Not only did the summit in Hanoi between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fail to produce meaningful results, but Trump and his team have clearly squandered the seven months since the Singapore summit to make progress on even modest steps toward that meeting's lofty goals.
Controversy Over Nuclear Safety Board Scope and Size
February 27, 2019
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), in charge of overseeing the safety and security of U.S. nuclear weapons complex sites, is in the middle of a battle with the Department of Energy and Congress over its scope and size and its role as an independent oversight authority.
Trump Is Launching a New, Terrifying Arms Race
February 8, 2019
Select Reactions to the INF Treaty Crisis
February 1, 2019
The Trump administration’s sudden decision and announcement Oct. 20 to “terminate” the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty due to Russian violations of the treaty has been met with bipartisan and international concern. A collection of various reactions from international partners, members of Congress, and former national security policymakers is provided below and will be updated as further reactions arise.
How Can Norway, Sweden and Switzerland Stay Engaged with the TPNW?
February 1, 2019
Norway, Sweden and Switzerland have released reports recommending against ratifying the TPNW. How can these "disarmament bridge-builders" stay engaged with the treaty as non-states-parties?
President Trump, Stop Using Tear Gas on Asylum Seekers
January 16, 2019
The Trump administration argued that its use of tear gas on men, women, and children seeking asylum at the U.S./Mexican border is legal, but international law on this question is not so clear cut.
Security Council Debates Latest UN Report on Resolution 2231
December 13, 2018
Covering the CWC Conference of States Parties and 4th Review Conference
December 3, 2018
The Arms Control Association will be providing reporting and analysis on the Chemical Weapons Convention Conference of States Parties and Review Conference from November 21-30 with regular blog posts.