"I want to tell you that your fact sheet on the [Missile Technology Control Regime] is very well done and useful for me when I have to speak on MTCR issues."

– Amb. Thomas Hajnoczi
Chair, MTCR
May 19, 2021
  • October 1, 2022

    Sixty years ago this month, the Soviet Union and the world teetered on the edge of nuclear Armageddon over Russian missile deployments in Cuba.

  • September 8, 2022
    The United States and Russia agree to language supporting arms control talks on a successor to New START at the 10th review conference for the NPT. Moscow temporarily pauses New START on-site inspections. Washington sees no possibility of imminent Russian nuclear use.
  • September 6, 2022
    The 10th NPT Review Conference ended without consensus after four weeks of contentious negotiations. Russia decided to block consensus due to certain wording regarding nuclear safety matters at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.
  • September 1, 2022

    In addition to increasing human suffering and reminding the world of the risks of nuclear weapons, the Russian war on Ukraine halted U.S. and Russian arms control talks that are necessary to maintain verifiable caps on, perhaps even reduce, the world’s largest nuclear arsenals. But now there is an opportunity for renewing disarmament diplomacy.

  • September 1, 2022

    Russia’s occupation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has created a risk of a nuclear disaster in an active combat zone.

  • September 1, 2022

    The Russian move could unravel the last remaining treaty restraining Russian and U.S. strategic nuclear arsenals.

  • September 1, 2022

    Moscow offers no evidence for claim of violation by Ukraine and the United States.

  • August 9, 2022

    For the foreseeable future, the United States will likely continue to provide Ukraine with substantial military assistance in accordance with the needs of the Ukrainian armed forces to repel the Russian offensive. Oversight of the assistance provided to Ukraine can ensure the weapons are used for the intended purposes and not diverted elsewhere, especially after the conflict.

  • July 1, 2022

    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.

  • July 1, 2022

    As the war in Ukraine rages and nuclear-armed Russia makes threats, do these security assurances still have meaning?

  • July 1, 2022

    NATO approved a new strategic concept, announced plans to boost its military force, and began accepting
    two new members as it pushed back against Russia and China.

  • July 1, 2022

    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.”

  • July 1, 2022

    As U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine grow, neither shows signs of resuming bilateral contact that could avoid escalation.

  • July 1, 2022

    The 10th nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference takes place at a crucial moment for the future of arms control.

  • June 24, 2022

    At their first formal meeting since entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, states parties formally agreed on action steps to implement the 2017 agreement and condemned recent threats of use of nuclear weapons.