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January 28, 2004
Project for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Project for the CTBT Blog

The Project for the CTBT aims to support and coordinate the work of NGOs and policy, scientific and security experts in order to provide the public and policy-makers with sound information and analysis about the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The following updates provide news and analyses on the status of the treaty and work of the CTBT Organization. To receive these by email, subscribe to our regular updates list.

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  • New CEIP Proliferation Analysis on the CTBT
    August 24, 2010
    According to a recent Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis by Daryl Kimball, President Obama should use the International Day against Nuclear Tests to reiterate his pledge to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
  • Gottemoeller makes case for the CTBT
    August 13, 2010
    Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance and Implementation Rose Gottemoeller spoke at the U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium yesterday, enumerating the finer points of the administration's final push for New START ratification and reaffirming its commitment to pursuing CTBT ratification in the future.
  • Mike Lee feels backlash for his anti-CTBT position
    August 12, 2010
    In an excellent editorial on August 11, The Salt Lake Tribune criticizes Mike Lee for his inconsistent and often misinformed position on the CTBT and urged Utah's Senate delegation to support the treaty.
  • American Bar Association Calls for CTBT Approval
    August 11, 2010
    The American Bar Association's House of Delegates announced on August 10 that it "urges the United States to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty."
  • UN Statement on First Annual International Day Against Nuclear Tests Aug. 29
    August 10, 2010
    On the first International Day against Nuclear Tests, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called upon the international community to use the day as an opportunity to advance the anti-nuclear test agenda.
  • Utah's Mike Lee Gets CTBT Facts Wrong
    August 9, 2010
    Utah Republican candidate for the Senate Mike Lee has reversed his earlier common-sense position against renewed nuclear testing, and is now indicating that if elected, he would not support the CTBT.
  • Ban Ki-Moon Calls for CTBT Entry into Force by 2012
    August 9, 2010
    Last Friday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon became the first sitting Secretary General to attend the memorial service for the bombing, where he called for the entry into force of the CTBT by 2012.
  • U.S. CTBT Ratification: What Russia Can Do to Help
    August 2, 2010
    Published in June, former CTBT deputy chief negotiator for Russia, Victor Slipchenko has written an especially useful VERTIC Occasional Paper on the challenges facing U.S. ratification of the test ban, and considers what the United States' main counterpoint, Russia, could do to help its prospects.
  • Generous EU Contribution Bolsters CTBT Verification
    August 2, 2010
    The European Union Council has provided a contribution of €5,280,000 as part of their EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, the CTBTO announced last week.
  • ACA Issue Brief on U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Modernization
    July 30, 2010
    This week, ACA Executive Director Daryl Kimball published an Issue Brief responding to lingering questions and doubts regarding the United States' ability to maintain its nuclear stockpile into the indefinite future.