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Issue Briefs

ACA Issue Briefs provide rapid reaction to breaking arms control events and analyze key nuclear/chemical/biological/conventional arms issues. They are available for quotation by the media.

  • December 3, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 40

    One year ago this Sunday the United States lost its ability to "look under the hood" of Russia's nuclear forces. U.S. on-site inspections in Russia ended last Dec. 5...

  • December 1, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 39

    It is ironic that critics of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) use missile defense as an excuse to oppose Senate approval. In reality, New START...

  • November 29, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 38

    As the Senate returns from the holiday break to resume its post-election session, a tidal wave of newspaper editorials from across the nation is urging Republicans and...

  • November 23, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 37

    Last year the Obama administration announced that it was conducting a comprehensive review of its landmine policy, including whether the United States should join the...

  • November 22, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 36

    The revelation regarding North Korea’s Yongbyon uranium-enrichment plant provides new insight into long-held suspicions about the country’s...

  • November 19, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 35

    The United States is approaching the first anniversary of losing its treaty rights to inspect Russia's nuclear forces "up close and personal," which expired along with ...

  • November 17, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 33

    Yesterday, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) issued an equivocal statement about the possibility of scheduling time for a floor debate and a vote on the New...

  • November 17, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 32

    With the Senate back in business for its post-election session, one of the main items on the Obama administration's agenda is ratification of the New Strategic Arms...

  • November 16, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 31

    One of the biggest ironies in the debate over ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is that critics use the agreement's treatment of...

  • November 15, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 30

    The United States and Russia have dramatically reduced their nuclear stockpiles since the end of the Cold War, thanks to bilateral arms control agreements that have won...