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"Though we have acheived progress, our work is not over. That is why I support the mission of the Arms Control Association. It is, quite simply, the most effective and important organization working in the field today." 

– Larry Weiler
Former U.S.-Russian arms control negotiator
August 7, 2018
Russia
  • May 1, 2019

    Russia Challenges Changes to CWC

  • April 24, 2019
    In this iteration of the U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Control Watch, we discuss: State Secretary Pompeo discusses expanding New START while President Trump puts Chinese Vice-Premier on the spot for nuclear weapons spending. 24 Senators call for New START extension in a letter to Trump. Current and former U.S. military leaders call for more robust dialogue, while the U.S. is reportedly silent on a Russian proposal on averting nuclear war, and more.
  • April 12, 2019
    Executive director Daryl Kimball reports on the public statement from distinguished U.S. and Russian experts calling on U.S. and Russian officials to get back to the arms control negotiating table, with the first order of business being agreement on a five-year extension of the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
  • April 1, 2019

    Fifty years ago, shortly after the conclusion of the 1968 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the United States and the Soviet Union launched the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Negotiated in the midst of severe tensions, the SALT agreement and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty were the first restrictions on the superpowers’ massive strategic offensive weapons, as well as on their emerging strategic defensive systems. The SALT agreement and the ABM Treaty slowed the arms race and opened a period of U.S.-Soviet detente that lessened the threat of nuclear war.

  • April 1, 2019

    U.S. and Russian officials see no quick and easy extension to New START.

  • April 1, 2019

    Treaty-prohibited missiles to be tested after INF Treaty termination.

  • March 20, 2019
    The United States is planning to flight-test two INF-Treaty range missiles this year, and Russia officially gives notice of its suspension of the agreement. Senior U.S. military officials have been testifying before Congress and discussing the INF Treaty and New START—another treaty whose future is in doubt due to U.S. and Russian concerns about the others' compliance.
  • March 4, 2019

    In the absence of active U.S.-Russian efforts to resolve disagreements over the INF Treaty, other nations may be
    able to lead the way toward preventing a new arms race.

  • March 4, 2019

    The INF Treaty crisis threatens far more than the INF Treaty.

  • March 1, 2019

    Every U.S. president since John Kennedy has successfully concluded at least one agreement with Russia or the Soviet Union to reduce nuclear dangers. These agreements have helped to slash nuclear stockpiles, manage nuclear competition, and provide greater stability, thereby reducing the risk of nuclear catastrophe between the world’s two largest nuclear actors.

  • February 21, 2019
    In response to continuing deterioration in the U.S.-Russian arms control dialogue, this new publication will track and analyze the latest developments surrounding U.S.-Russian arms control and strategic stability, including news on negotiations and the status of key agreements.
  • February 6, 2019

    Termination of the INF Treaty allows Russia and the United States to deploy new ground-launched intermediate-range missiles, increasing the risk of a new destabilizing arms race. Congress must adopt legislation to prohibit funding for the procurement, flight-testing, or deployment of U.S. ground-launched or ballistic missiles until the Trump administration meets seven specific conditions.

  • February 2, 2019

    History of the INF Treaty between the United States and Russia and details on potential violations by Russia

  • February 1, 2019
    The Trump administration’s sudden decision and announcement Oct. 20 to “terminate” the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty due to Russian violations of the treaty has been met with bipartisan and international concern. A collection of various reactions from international partners, members of Congress, and former national security policymakers is provided below and will be updated as further reactions arise.
  • February 1, 2019

    The INF Treaty crisis is a global security problem. Nations will need to step forward with creative and pragmatic solutions that create the conditions necessary to ensure that the world’s two largest nuclear actors meet their legal obligations to end the arms race and reduce nuclear threats.

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