The following articles and essays provide additional insight into current developments and issues which our staff and experts are following.
Executive director Daryl Kimball describes Larry Weiler's contributions to the history of arms control as ambassador, negotiator, and professor. Mr. Weiler passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.