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"...the Arms Control Association [does] so much to keep the focus on the issues so important to everyone here, to hold our leaders accountable to inspire creative thinking and to press for change. So we are grateful for your leadership and for the unyielding dedication to global nuclear security."

– Lord Des Browne
Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative
October 20, 2014
United States
  • July 30, 2021
    The United States and Russia met in Geneva for a round of the strategic stability dialogue and plan to reconvene in September, and states-parties to the Open Skies Treaty have convened to discuss how the treaty will function after Russia's withdrawal in December.
  • July 8, 2021

    As the Biden administration prepares to initiate a review of U.S. nuclear weapons policy, its first budget request proposes to continue every part of the unnecessary and unsustainable nuclear weapons spending plans it inherited from the Trump administration.

  • July 8, 2021
    Iranian president-elect Raisi has expressed support for restoring the JCPOA, but talks remain stalled as his advisors review the progress made during the first six rounds of negotiations. The IAEA's temporary monitoring arrangement with Iran remains in limbo, and the agency's multi-year probe into Iran's possible undeclared nuclear activities continues.
  • July 1, 2021

    After more than a decade of rising tensions and growing nuclear competition between the two largest nuclear-weapon states, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed at their June 16 summit to engage in a robust “strategic stability” dialogue to “lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures.”

  • July 1, 2021

    The Biden Administration’s North Korea Challenges

  • July 1, 2021

    The bilateral dialogue could be the first step in making progress on arms control after more than a decade of deadlock.

  • July 1, 2021

    Despite concerns voiced on the campaign trail about the ambition and price tag of modernization plans, President Biden sticks with Trump era increases in nuclear weapons funding.

  • July 1, 2021

    Iran’s election of Ebrahim Raisi to be the country’s next president could complicate efforts to restore compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.a

  • July 1, 2021

    North Korea is brushing away overtures from the United States for new talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

  • July 1, 2021

    A key Pentagon program aimed at reducing threats from weapons of mass destruction and related challenges is facing the budget axe under President Biden.

  • July 1, 2021

    Biden administration budget proposal for fiscal year 2022 would continue Trump-era missile defense plans.

  • July 1, 2021

    The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2022 budget would accelerate Trump era plans to develop and field conventional hypersonic weapons to compete with Russia and China.

  • June 23, 2021
    United States and Russia to restart strategic stability dialogue. Russia will withdraw from Open Skies Treaty in December. NATO reiterates refusal to host ground-based nuclear missiles.
  • June 14, 2021

    Background for Reporters Covering the Geneva Summit

  • June 8, 2021

    In advance of the June 16 summit between Presidents Biden and Putin, more than 30 American and Russian organizations, international nuclear policy experts, and former senior officials have issued an appeal to the two Presidents calling upon them to launch a regular dialogue to reduce the risk of nuclear war.

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