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.
The IAEA Reports - Yet Again - Iran's Compliance with the JCPOA
November 30, 2018
Trump Sanctions Exempt Some Oil Sales and Nuclear Projects
November 6, 2018
The Trump administration ramped up its reckless and irresponsible “maximum pressure” approach to Iran Nov. 5 when it rolled out the second round of U.S. sanctions, re-imposed after President Donald Trump violated and withdrew from the nuclear deal in May.
Arc of History Bends toward Nuclear Disarmament
September 26, 2018