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"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
Russia
  • January 11, 2022

    Russia Officially Leaves Open Skies Treaty

  • December 21, 2021
    U.S. and Russia plan to meet in early 2022 to continue strategic stability talks, while Russia's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty becomes official. The P5 nuclear-weapon states meet in Paris ahead of the 10th Review Conference for the 1968 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which begins in January.
  • December 1, 2021

    Last month, the UN First Committee, responsible for international security, approved a compromise resolution that sets into motion a new open-ended working group to develop rules of the road for military activities in space.

  • December 1, 2021

    Russia conducted an anti-satellite (ASAT) test to destroy one of its own satellites, creating a large debris field and threatening space operations and human spaceflight.

  • December 1, 2021

    China and Russia are pushing the UN Security Council to lift certain sanctions on North Korea in recognition of steps Pyongyang has taken to denuclearize and to encourage further negotiations.

  • December 1, 2021

    Russia, U.S. Adhere to New START Limits

  • November 1, 2021

    Twenty-six years ago, at the 1995 review conference on the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the future of the treaty was not asssured. But the states-parties committed to the “complete elimination of nuclear weapons” and endorsed specific disarmament actions that led to the indefinite extension of this treaty. But since at least 2010, the nuclear disarmament process has stalled, and the NPT regime is once again at a crossroads.

  • November 1, 2021

    Scientific cooperation could offer a relatively easy way to begin stabilizing troubled ties.

  • November 1, 2021

    Forty-five nations have demanded that Russia clarify and resolve unanswered questions regarding its handling of the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

  • November 1, 2021

    The United States and Russia established two working groups as a next step to make meaningful progress on arms control for the first time in nearly a decade.

  • 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.

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