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"I actually have a pretty good collection of Arms Control Today, which I have read throughout my career. It's one of the few really serious publications on arms control issues."

– Gary Samore
Former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and WMD Terrorism
Russia
  • October 7, 2020

    The stakes could not be higher. The untimely death of New START with nothing to replace it would open the door to a costly and dangerous new quantitative U.S.-Russian nuclear arms race.

  • October 1, 2020

    For the first three and a half years of President Donald Trump’s term in office, he and his team have dithered and delayed on nuclear arms control matters.

  • October 1, 2020

    U.S. demands for new nuclear restrictions appear to foreshadow the demise of the last remaining U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control treaty.

  • October 1, 2020

    Recent changes to the CWC empower the treaty’s implementing organization to undertake more stringent reviews of certain chemicals.

  • September 21, 2020
  • September 1, 2020

    The Trump administration eases demand for Chinese participation in new arms control talks.

  • September 1, 2020

    Treaty parties have begun to discuss how the agreement will work if the United States withdraws in November.

  • September 1, 2020

    Russia maneuvered a satellite in July to within “abnormally close proximity” of a U.S. satellite, according to the U.S. Space Command.

  • August 28, 2020
    A new CBO report eviscerates the claim by the Trump administration’s top arms control official that the United States can spend Russia and China “into oblivion” in a new arms race.
  • August 5, 2020
    U.S. and Russian delegations meet in Vienna to discuss space security and nuclear arms control. States-parties to the Open Skies Treaty move forward with figuring out how the treaty will work following U.S. likely official withdrawal in November. U.S. Space Command says Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon.
  • July 1, 2020

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

  • July 1, 2020

    Russia publicly releases its nuclear deterrence policy for the first time.

  • July 1, 2020

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

  • 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 1, 2020

    Three and a half years since taking office, the Trump administration has failed to develop, let alone pursue, a coherent nuclear arms control strategy. The administration’s official nuclear policy document, the “2018 Nuclear Posture Review,” barely discusses arms control as a risk reduction tool.

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