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National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's announcement June 2 on the United States engaging Russia “now to manage nuclear risks and develop a post-2026 arms control framework” and “without preconditions" was an encouraging sign, but three months later, this important dialogue has not yet begun.
At a time of increasing global tensions and growing risk of nuclear war, Christopher Nolan's mesmerizing, expertly-crafted, and sometimes disturbing feature-length film, Oppenheimer, provides a jolting, timely reminder for millions of moviegoers that nuclear weapons are anything but normal because they give the leaders of a few nations to power to destroy us all.
In this issue, we highlight how ACA continues its steadfast work to build domestic and international pressure for Washington and Moscow to re-engage on nuclear risk reduction and to encourage the other nuclear-armed NPT States to join the nuclear disarmament enterprise. Also, members have an opportunity to tell Congress to oppose funding for new nuclear weapons.
Sullivan will detail the President’s vision for heading off nuclear weapons competition, advancing nuclear arms control and nonproliferation measures, and reducing the risk of nuclear use. His remarks will come shortly after the Summit of G-7 Leaders on May 19-21 in Hiroshima, Japan, the target of the first atomic bombing.
As Russia’s disastrous war against Ukraine enters its second year, the destruction and bloodshed continue. Despite the enormous human toll of the war, Moscow is still trying to seize more Ukrainian territory and Kyiv is still fighting hard to retake its Russian-occupied lands.