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LATEST PRESS RELEASES
In a letter sent this week to the 46-member states of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a prestigious and broad array of more than 40 experts and nongovernmental organizations from 14 countries urged that these nations "reiterate to the Chinese government that it must not engage in nuclear trade with Pakistan in a way that violates nonproliferation obligations and norms."
Letter sent to Ambassadors attending the Nuclear Suppliers Group meeting in New Zealand, June 2010.
Statement by ACA Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball on the 2010 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and consensus final document.
In the latest ACA Threat Assessment Brief, "New START Verification: Up to the Challenge," Senior Fellow Greg Thielmann examines the treaty's extensive system to monitor compliance with the treaty's new and lower limits on deployed strategic warheads and delivery systems.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee formally begins consideration today of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) following its official submission to the Senate last week for advice and consent. President Obama has called for the treaty to be approved before the November elections; a busy Senate schedule makes the actual timing unclear.
U.S. and European nuclear arms control and security experts reacted to the elements of a report from a group of senior advisors on reform of NATO's basic mission statement describing recommendations on Alliance nuclear policy as a missed opportunity to look forward and take the chance to mold the future of the Alliance.
Experts at the Arms Control Association welcomed the pending delivery of letters signed by 68 Senators, as well as additional members of the House of Representatives, to President Obama supporting review of
This week's unprecedented Nuclear Security Summit successfully focused international attention and action on a critical issue which has been absent from national agendas for too long: securing material that terrorists could acquire and use in nuclear weapons.
President Obama's new nuclear policy reduces the role of U.S. nuclear weapons in the country's security strategy and moves the United States and Russia toward a more stable strategic relationship with each side having lower levels of nuclear arms.
Today in Prague, Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev signed the most important nuclear arms reduction treaty in nearly two decades. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) puts Washington and Moscow back on the path of verifiable reductions of their still-bloated Cold War nuclear arsenals and renewed cooperation on other vital nuclear security priorities.
ACA experts are available to provide analysis and commentary on two major events on nuclear weapons policy this week: the release of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) in Washington and the signing of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) on April 8 in Prague.
In May, more than 150 nations will meet in New York for the 2010 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. States Parties will discuss implementation and compliance with treaty commitments, and also consider proposals to strengthen and update the pact.
The conclusion of talks on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is a major diplomatic achievement. Yet, the signing of New START is only the first step toward the president's goal of reducing "the number and the role of nuclear weapons" worldwide, writes Daryl G. Kimball in the following editorial in the April issue of Arms Control Today.
Today, the nonpartisan research and policy advocacy organization Arms Control Association (ACA) released a detailed study of major government and nongovernmental proposals designed to bolster the 40-year old nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
After months of negotiations, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have concluded a New START Treaty to replace the highly successful 1991 START Treaty, which expired December 5. ACA has produced a fact sheet to help educate policy-makers and the public about the historical context of this new treaty.
Experts from the Arms Control Association join leaders of 65 national organizations in urging President Barack Obama to accede to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, also known as the Mine Ban treaty.
South Korea is seeking U.S. approval to reprocess, or separate, its used nuclear reactor fuel, which would have critical implications for global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, according to a new article in Arms Control Today.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Moscow provides a critical opportunity to tie up the few loose ends on the negotiations for the New START treaty between the United States and Russia.
The latest Threat Assessment Brief by Senior Fellow Greg Thielmann reviews the fundamental purposes of arms control verification, the origins and purpose of the detailed verification provisions of the 1991 START, and the implications of adapting New START to the current, post-Cold War security environment.
Today, Vice President Joe Biden delivered a major policy speech in Washington on the Obama administration's approach to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, including the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). In his speech, Biden said that the questions raised when the CTBT was last considered by the Senate a decade ago have been successfully addressed, and he reiterated the administration's commitment to win Senate approval for U.S. ratification of the treaty.