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"[Arms Control Today] has become indispensable! I think it is the combination of the critical period we are in and the quality of the product. I found myself reading the May issue from cover to cover."

– Frank von Hippel
Co-Director of Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University
June 1, 2018
Russia
  • September 14, 2021
    The U.S. rush to field hypersonic weapons merits a more critical examination by the Biden administration and Congress given the many unanswered questions about their rationale, technical viability, cost-effectiveness, and escalatory risks. This new report outlines the scope of these unanswered questions and suggests recommended actions.
  • September 1, 2021

    For the first five decades of the nuclear age, nuclear weapons test explosions were the most visible symbol of the dangers of nuclear weapons and the omnipresent threat of nuclear war.

  • September 1, 2021

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons transformed from a standard arms control monitoring body into an indispensable instrument of international peace and security. This role must be strengthened to address a chemical weapons threat that has metastasized.

  • September 1, 2021

    Neither side has said much about where the process stands.

  • August 12, 2021

    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.

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

  • July 1, 2021

    Russia announced its formal withdrawal from the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, following the Biden administration’s decision not to rejoin the accord.

  • 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.

  • June 1, 2021

    The Biden administration has officially notified Russia that the United States will not seek to rejoin the 1992 Open Skies Treaty.

  • June 1, 2021

    U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on June 16 in Geneva, the two countries have announced.

  • May 12, 2021
    Russia took another step closer to withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, while the Biden administration has yet to make a decision about the future of potential U.S. participation in the accord. A summit between Presidents Biden and Putin is in the works, possibly to occur in mid-June.

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