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"In my home there are few publications that we actually get hard copies of, but [Arms Control Today] is one and it's the only one my husband and I fight over who gets to read it first."

– Suzanne DiMaggio
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
April 15, 2019
United States
  • July 1, 2020

    Seventy-five years ago, on July 16, the United States detonated the world’s first nuclear weapons test explosion in the New Mexican desert. Just three weeks later, U.S. Air Force B-29 bombers executed surprise atomic bomb attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 214,000 people by the end of 1945, and injuring untold thousands more who died in the years afterward.

  • July 1, 2020

    Social movements to improve civil rights, fight climate change, and seek nuclear disarmament have been entwined since the start of the nuclear age.

  • July 1, 2020

    Prospects remain dim for extending New START or engaging China in nuclear arms control efforts.

  • July 1, 2020

    U.S. lawmakers and international officials have criticized the Trump administration’s consideration of restarting nuclear testing.

  • July 1, 2020

    Trump administration justifications for withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty are being challenged from many sides.

  • July 1, 2020

    The nuclear adversaries have recently increased flights of strategic bombers near each other’s borders.

  • July 1, 2020

    The Trump administration hopes to expand sales by reinterpreting the Missile Technology Control Regime.

  • July 1, 2020

    Holding the rotating chair of the 30-nation group, the United States plans to focus on chemical weapons.

  • July 1, 2020

    Upgraded Nuclear Weapon Passes F-15 Test

  • July 1, 2020

    If the White House will not rule out the option of conducting new nuclear tests, Congress should step in to ensure that such testing is not an option the president may exercise unilaterally, now or in the future.

  • June 26, 2020
    Latest U.S.-Russia talks in Vienna make no progress on an extension of New START, and the Trump administration keeps pushing for China to join trilateral arms control talks with Russia. Okinawa rejects possibility of hosting U.S. intermediate-range missiles. Open Skies Treaty states-parties to virtually gather in July.
  • June 26, 2020
    Though concerning, possible violations of arms-related provisions of Resolution 2231 by Iran are not grounds for the unilateral U.S. actions to prevent the embargo’s expiration.
  • June 19, 2020

    The Trump administration is now considering conducting a nuclear test for political signaling purposes, as a ploy in future arms talks with Russia and China. Worse, the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $10 million specifically for a nuclear test blast if ordered by President Trump. Key Senators and members of the House are pushing back but they need to hear your support for prohibiting funding for nuclear testing.

  • June 16, 2020

    The Trump administration is weighing whether to conduct a nuclear test explosion as a negotiating standpoint as it seeks an arms control agreement with Russia and China. Making matters worse, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to authorize $10 million to execute a nuclear test if necessary.

  • June 15, 2020

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