Nuclear Disarmament Monitor

Nuclear Disarmament Monitor

To keep pace with developments, as of July 2022, the Arms Control Association is superseding “U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Control Watch” with the “Nuclear Disarmament Monitor.” The goal of the newsletter’s overhaul is to enable coverage of arms control issues beyond bilateral U.S.-Russian efforts, such as potential nuclear risk reduction and disarmament diplomacy involving China and the other NPT nuclear-armed states. To receive these by email, subscribe to our regular updates list.

  • May 23, 2024

    As lawmakers urge President Biden to prioritize efforts to engage Russia and China in nuclear arms control talks, the administration updates nuclear weapons employment guidance and raises questions about China's NFU proposal.

  • February 19, 2024

    With less than two years to go before the expiration of the last remaining treaty limiting the world's two largest arsenals, Russian leaders continue to reject U.S. offers to discuss a new nuclear arms control framework.

  • November 16, 2023

    Russia withdraws its ratification of the CTBT and officially withdraws from the CFE Treaty. The United States and China hold discussions on nuclear arms control. The United States unexpectedly announces new nuclear warhead variant.

  • September 13, 2023

    Russia continues to await U.S. nuclear arms control proposal. Increased rumblings of potential return to Russian nuclear weapons testing. U.S. nuclear mission may be returning to the United Kingdom after 15 years.

  • June 22, 2023

    Russia shows willingness to consider U.S. arms control proposal, as put forward by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. New START faces ongoing and new challenges. Russia and Belarus claim Russian tactical nuclear weapons have officially entered Belarus.