The Mexican government has sued U.S. gun manufacturers and retailers in a Massachusetts federal district court.
U.S. Hypersonic Glide Vehicle Test Fails Again
Pentagon Issues First Memo on Space Norms
This new report details the growing allure—and risks—of hypersonic weapons being pursued by the United States amid a renewed emphasis on military competition with China and Russia. The report also proposes action items for Congress to better understand the Defense Department’s plans for the weapons and mitigate strategic stability risks.
Newly-inaugurated Iranian President Raisi will pursue restoration of the JCPOA, aiming to lift sanctions on Iran. Former President Rouhani stressed the importance of preserving the deal in his outgoing cabinet speech, but Supreme Leader Khamenei cautioned the challenges of engaging with the West.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The Biden Administration’s North Korea Challenges
President Joe Biden’s new policy offers only cautious optimism that negotiations with North Korea could be more productive and little clarity about how to get there.
The bilateral dialogue could be the first step in making progress on arms control after more than a decade of deadlock.
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.
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
North Korea is brushing away overtures from the United States for new talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.