The Report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States suggests that in response to Russia’s nuclear and military behavior and the anticipated growth of China’s strategic nuclear arsenal, the United States must be prepared to add more capability and flexibility to the U.S. strategic deterrent and enhance its missile defense capabilities.
The United States and Iran took steps to de-escalate tensions over the past few weeks, but it is unclear if the progress will lead to a resumption of talks over Iran’s advancing nuclear program. Meanwhile, the E3 will keep in place certain sanctions on Iran and the IAEA states current safeguards issues remain unresolved.
Some types of lethal U.S. and European military assistance to Ukraine, including cluster munitions, would be escalatory, counterproductive, and only further increase the dangers to civilians caught in combat zones
The meeting takes place amid Russia’s war on Ukraine and Ukraine’s push for NATO membership.
The space for negotiations between Washington and Tehran over Iran's advancing nuclear program may be opening up after U.S. and Iranian officials expressed support for reaching an agreement and Iran took limited steps to increase monitoring of its nuclear program.
Turkey, Hungary Ratify Finland’s NATO Bid
U.S. determines Russian noncompliant with New START due to ongoing on-site inspections suspension and refusal to reschedule a required treaty meeting. Pentagon estimates Chinese nuclear arsenal climbs above 400.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors passed a resolution censuring Iran for failing to cooperate with the agency's investigation into its past activities. The IAEA also reported that Iran's nuclear program continues to grow as prospects to restore the 2015 nuclear deal diminish.
As weapons shipments flood Ukraine, states-parties to the Arms Trade Treaty are discussing improving controls over weapons after they have been delivered.
Talks between the United States and Iran to restore the 2015 nuclear deal stalled over new Iranian demands and appear unlikely to resume until after U.S. elections. The International Atomic Energy Organization also reported that Iran's nuclear program continues to expand.
The European Union is making one last push to restore U.S. and Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, as Iran's nuclear program continues to advance.
Resumed talks between the United States and Iran over restoring compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) last month underscored the inflexibility of the U.S. and Iranian positions on issues extraneous to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats of possible use of nuclear weapons against any state that might interfere with Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine have reawakened the world to the dangers of nuclear war.
The first meeting of states-parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons declared, “We will not rest until…the last warhead has been…destroyed.”