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– Frank von Hippel
Co-Director of Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University
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 2, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 16, December 2, 2011

    The supercommittee’s Nov. 21 failure to reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan has triggered deep,...

  • November 8, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 15, November 8, 2011

    The IAEA report and annex released today provides disturbing and “credible” additional details regarding Iranian...

  • November 2, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 14, November 3, 2011

    A front-page story in today’s Washington Post (“Supercomputers Offer Tools...

  • October 13, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 13, October 13, 2011

    Next month the congressional “super committee” is expected to propose major reductions in federal spending. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said...

  • September 12, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 12, September 12, 2011

    A Reply to Jim Woolsey and Keith Payne

    The United States signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) fifteen years...

  • August 12, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 11, August 12, 2011

    Each year, thousands of civilians around the world are slaughtered by weapons sold to unscrupulous regimes and  transferred to illegal militias...

  • July 12, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 10, July 12, 2011

    In light of justifiable concerns about Iran’s potential as a nuclear weapons state, the country’s latest military exercise, ending last week, provided...

  • June 20, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 9, June 20, 2011

    After 1,030 U.S. nuclear test explosions, there is simply no technical or military rationale for the United States to resume nuclear explosive testing. At...

  • June 10, 2011

    Assessing the “Military Option” for Countering Iran’s Nuclear Program

    Volume 2, Issue 8, June 10, 2011

    Neither sanctions, cyber sabotage, nor off-and-on multilateral...

  • June 9, 2011

    Volume 2, Issue 7, June 9, 2011

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors' decision today to refer Syria to the UN Security Council for noncompliance with its...