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"Though we have acheived progress, our work is not over. That is why I support the mission of the Arms Control Association. It is, quite simply, the most effective and important organization working in the field today." 

– Larry Weiler
Former U.S.-Russian arms control negotiator
August 7, 2018
United States
  • April 1, 2020

    The New START agreement is now the only treaty capping the world’s two largest nuclear weapons arsenals—and it is in jeopardy. The U.S. and Russian presidents can extend it—and its irreplaceable verification and monitoring system—for up to five years if they choose. The actions of Congress can help protect and extend it.

  • April 1, 2020

    For decades, national security and health experts have warned of the risks of global threats that are simply too big for one country to handle, such as disease pandemics, climate change, and nuclear war. For many years, the response of our national and global leaders has fallen short.

  • April 1, 2020

    An oversight official raises concerns about the U.S. ability to modernize its nuclear forces on time and on budget.

  • April 1, 2020

    The extension of New START remains up in the air as the Trump administration pushes talks with China.

  • April 1, 2020

    The Pentagon is no longer seeking to update its aircraft used to photograph Russian military sites.

  • April 1, 2020

    A March 19 test shows the U.S. aim to keep up or surpass Chinese and Russian technology developments.

  • April 1, 2020

    Global arms transfers continue to grow, with Washington providing more than one-third of them.

  • April 1, 2020

    The Trump administration is seeking to cut funds to cooperative threat reduction activities by 36 percent.

  • April 1, 2020

    Firearms Export Changes Partially Blocked

  • April 1, 2020

    Court Ends Final Bid to Save MOX Program

  • April 1, 2020

    Wassenaar Nations Set New Export Controls

  • March 18, 2020

    The Trump administration’s excessive strategy to replace nearly the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal at roughly the same time is a ticking budget time bomb, even at historically high levels of national defense spending.

  • March 13, 2020
    The United States continues pushing for trilateral arms control negotiations with Russia and China, but deflects questions about the future of New START, which gains additional international support. The Trump administration has yet to decide the future of the Open Skies Treaty and responds to President Putin's January proposal of a meeting with the leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
  • March 5, 2020
    On a superficial level, calls for extending the arms embargo on Iran may seem like a useful and politically expedient response to Iran’s aggressive activities in the Middle East region. But in reality, such exhortations could undermine regional security.
  • March 1, 2020

    Fulfilling a goal outlined in its 2018 Nuclear Posture Review report, the Trump administration acknowledged last month that the United States has deployed for the first time a low-yield nuclear warhead on some U.S. submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).

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