“I also want to thank Daryl Kimball and the Arms Control Association for allowing me to address all of you today and for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferatio nof weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war.”

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
January 28, 2004
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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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  • Religious and Scientific Leaders Call for CTBT Toward Reducing Nuclear Risk
    January 6, 2010
    A prominent Catholic bishop and a Nobel laureate today called for a "step-by-step process to prevent the use and spread of [nuclear weapons]" in an Atlantic Journal Constitution op-ed, citing a consensus within the scientific and religious communities that nuclear weapons "are a global liability."
  • India's Singh Says U.S. CTBT Ratification Will Create "New Situation"
    December 30, 2009
    Indian newspaper The Hindu reported today that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh indicated for the first time during his current administration that India may be amenable to signing onto the CTBT, once the United States and China ratify.
  • Vice President Briefed by Lab Directors
    December 20, 2009
    On December 16, 2009, the lab directors from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory met with Vice President Joe Biden for a private briefing in the White House.
  • CTBT Monitoring Station Completed Near Iran
    December 8, 2009
    A primary seismic station within the CTBT’s International Monitoring System (IMS), used to deter and detect nuclear tests, has finished construction in the Middle East.
  • Fall 2009 Highlights of CTBT News Coverage and Opinions
    December 4, 2009
    Here are some of the notable news articles and op-eds related to the CTBT from this fall.
  • JASON Report Concludes There is No Need for New Nuclear Warheads
    December 1, 2009
    In late November, the long-awaited executive summary of a JASON study on the Stockpile Stewardship Programs was released. Conducted by a select group of eminent independent scientists, the study concluded that the U.S. nuclear arsenal can be maintained indefinitely through existing stockpile stewardship programs, without nuclear testing or pursuing new warhead designs.
  • Today Marks the 10th Anniversary of CTBT "no" vote
    October 13, 2009
    Today is the 10 year anniversary of the Senate’s failed attempt to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. In this month’s Arms Control Today, Daryl Kimball writes a “Looking Back” feature, reflecting on the mistakes made and lessons learned from the 1999 vote.
  • Article XIV Entry into Force Conference
    September 28, 2009
    On September 24-25th, the CTBTO held its 6th biennial Article XIV Entry into Force conference at the UN in New York.
  • India's NSA: nuclear testing is not needed; time for a "full-fledged discussion on the CTBT"
    September 9, 2009
    Last week, a retired Indian defense scientist, K. Santhanam, claimed 10 years after the fact, that one of India's nuclear tests in 1998 was a fizzle.
  • Obama Sets New Course on Arms Control
    April 1, 2009
    In recent public statements and congressional hearings, Obama administration officials have indicated that they will reverse Bush-era policies on a number of major arms control issues.