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– General John Shalikashvili
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Press Room

The Arms Control Association works to keep the public and the press informed about breaking arms control developments. Below you will find our latest press releases and media advisories.

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  • January 20, 2011

    On the eve of talks between the P5+1 and Iran in Istanbul, a diverse group of diplomats, arms control experts, Iran experts, democracy and human rights defenders, and leading Iranian-American, Jewish-American, and pro-peace organizations issued a statement urging the Obama Administration to reinvigorate diplomacy with Iran.

  • January 20, 2011

    At last year's successful Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, states-parties agreed to make the "utmost efforts" to establish the Middle East as a weapons of mass destruction-free zone. The Review Conference's unanimous Final Declaration both called for an international conference to discuss a possible WMD-free zone in the Middle East and reiterated a call for Israel to join the NPT.

  • January 19, 2011

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that the Arms Control Association has been selected as a recipient of their Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

  • December 30, 2010

    Kazakhstan's Deputy Foreign Minister Kairat Umarov, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Tom D'Agostino, and their international partners garnered the highest number of votes in an online poll to determine the "2010 Arms Control Persons of the Year."

  • December 22, 2010

    Today's Senate vote to approve ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is a victory for common sense arms control solutions to reduce the dangers posed by the world's most dangerous weapons.

  • December 22, 2010

    New START enjoys overwhelming support from newspapers across the country.  The Arms Control Association has assembled a comprehensive list of their editorials and op-eds in support of the treaty.

  • December 17, 2010

    On Dec. 15 the Senate began debate on ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), which is essential for U.S. and international security. The Senate voted 66-32 to move to the executive calendar to consider New START.

  • December 14, 2010

    2010 Arms Control Person(s) of the Year competition now open. Vote closes Dec. 28.

  • December 13, 2010

    The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) has been thoroughly vetted and the Senate can and should set aside the 2-3 days of floor time needed to debate and vote on the treaty this year, say experts at the nonpartisan Arms Control Association (ACA).

  • November 30, 2010

    As the United States Senate prepares to begin debate on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the non-partisan Arms Control Association is releasing a comprehensive, all-in-one guide to the treaty.

  • November 30, 2010

    Experts at the Arms Control Association welcomed the call for President Obama to join Mine Ban Treaty made today by 15 past Nobel Peace Prize winners.

  • November 19, 2010

    U.S. and European nuclear arms control and security experts criticized NATO's new "Strategic Concept" as a conservative, backward-looking policy, a missed opportunity to reduce the number and role of the 200 forward-deployed U.S. tactical nuclear bombs and engage Russia in a dialogue on removing all tactical nuclear weapons from Europe.

  • November 16, 2010

    Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, responded to today's statement by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) on New START with the following comments:

    "Prompt ratification of New START is essential for U.S. national security. It is irresponsible for Senate Republican leaders to block a vote on this common sense treaty and ignore the advice of the U.S. military and Republican and Democratic national security experts," Kimball said.

  • November 6, 2010

    Originally appeared in Dos Mundos, a bilingual newspaper in Kansas City, on October 13.

  • October 27, 2010

    The Arms Control Association released a new study, Assessing Progress on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: 2009-2010 Report Card, by its research staff that measures the performance of 11 key states in 10 universally-recognized nonproliferation, disarmament and nuclear security categories over the past 18 months. The study gives grades to China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Israel, Pakistan—each of which possess nuclear weapons—and North Korea—which maintains a nuclear weapons capability—as well as Iran and Syria, which are under investigation for possible nuclear weapons-related activity.

  • October 8, 2010

    Ahead of an important Oct. 14 meeting of NATO defense and foreign ministers to discuss the alliance’s draft “Strategic Concept,” two nuclear arms control and security experts are calling for the alliance to initiate a comprehensive review of outdated NATO nuclear policy at their Lisbon summit in November. The aim of the effort, they argue, should be to reduce the role and salience of nuclear weapons and support reductions of U.S. and Russian tactical nuclear bombs.

  • September 24, 2010

    Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved by voice vote a resolution for advice and consent for ratification of Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with Australia and the United Kingdom as well as legislation to implement them. Experts at the nonpartisan Arms Control Association (ACA) recommended today that the full Senate indefinitely defer consideration of these treaties.

  • September 16, 2010

    Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with strong bipartisan support, 14-4, opening the way for approval by the full Senate before it adjourns for the fall election, according to leading nuclear security and arms control experts.

  • August 24, 2010

    According to a recent Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis by Daryl Kimball, President Obama should use the International Day against Nuclear Tests to reiterate his pledge to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

  • August 3, 2010

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced today that it plans to hold a vote on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty on September 15 or 16, which would open the way for a vote by the full Senate this fall.