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May 19, 2021
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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  • National Lab Directors Respond to JASON Report
    March 26, 2010
    Yesterday, Congressman Michael Turner, ranking Republican member on the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, released three letters from the directors of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory written at his request on their views on the unclassified executive summary of December 2009 report of the JASON group of independent scientific experts on the stockpile stewardship program.
  • CTBTO Contributes Data to Post-Earthquake Tsunami Warning
    March 1, 2010
    In a press release yesterday, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) highlighted the International Monitoring System's (IMS) contribution of vital data to the rapid alerts issued by tsunami warning centers following the catastrophic 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile early on February 27.
  • CRS Releases Updated CTBT Report
    February 26, 2010
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently released an update, dated January 6, 2010, of its "Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments" report.
  • FULL TEXT of Vice President Joe Biden's Remarks on Implementing the President's Prague Agenda
    February 18, 2010
  • Biden Makes the Case for CTBT; Reaffirms the Reliability of Nuclear Stockpile
    February 18, 2010
    Today, Vice President Joe Biden delivered a major policy speech in Washington on the Obama administration's strategy for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, including the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
  • Arms Control Association Launches Project for the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with New, In-Depth Report
    February 16, 2010
    Today, the nonpartisan research and policy advocacy organization Arms Control Association (ACA) released a new report detailing the case for U.S. ratification of the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • Senator Kyl Once Again Mischaracterizes the Words of Others
    February 9, 2010
    Responding to the Jan. 20 WSJ op-ed, "How to Protect Our Nuclear Deterrent," by statesmen Shultz, Perry, Kissinger and Nunn, Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) claimed in a January 24th letter to the editor that the op-ed endorses "the recommendations of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the experts on the bipartisan Perry-Schlesinger Commission, who have urged significant and immediate funding to develop a modern warhead."
  • Obama Administration Proposes Increase for NNSA Stockpile Management Budget
    February 9, 2010
    On February 1, the Obama administration proposed a 10 percent increase for the National Nuclear Security Administration's stockpile management programs. If approved, funding for the weapons complex including stockpile surveillance and warhead life extension programs would rise to just over $7 billion.
  • Vice-President Biden Pledges Support for Stockpile Stewardship to Further Obama's Nuclear Security Agenda
    January 29, 2010
    In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Vice-president Biden pens an op-ed entitled, "The President's Nuclear Vision," stating that the administration's fiscal year 2011 budget request to Congress will propose a $600 million increase in the National Nuclear Security Administration's nonproliferation and stockpile management programs budget (about 10% above current levels) and will seek an increase of approximately $5 billion over the next 5 years.
  • Former Utah Senator Jake Garn Calls for CTBT Ratification
    January 29, 2010
    In today's Deseret News, former Senator from Utah Jake Garn cites the changing nature of 21st century security threats and a growing bipartisan consensus in his call for U.S. ratification of the CTBT.