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Press Room

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

Reporters: If you are interested in contacting one of our experts, please contact Tony Fleming, Director for Communications and Operations, at [email protected] or (202) 463-8270, ext. 110.

  • August 4, 2011

    By Greg Thielmann, Senior Fellow, Arms Control Association

    The following piece was originally posted online at The Des Moines Register on August 4, 2011.

    Washington is obsessed these days with reducing the deficit. The GOP presidential contenders crisscrossing Iowa give prominence to the issue as well. But even as they call for ever deeper budget cuts, they have been reluctant to look at trimming the $27 billion annual cost of operating and maintaining our bloated Cold War nuclear arsenal and the $125 billion planned for building new weapons in the decade ahead.

  • August 2, 2011

    By Tom Collina, Research Director, Arms Control Association

    The following entry was originally posted on The Hill's Congress Blog on August 2, 2011.

    As the dust settles on the just-passed budget deal, one thing is becoming clear: there is now high-level bipartisan agreement that the U.S. defense budget will be reduced in a major way, anywhere from $350 to $850 billion over the next decade, according to the White House. And despite defense hawk grumblings, reductions of this magnitude can actually make America safer by forcing leaders to cancel low-priority programs and focus on the ones that really matter. It’s time to get serious about our top security priorities and cut the dead wood.

  • July 18, 2011

    (Washington, D.C.) More than two dozen nuclear experts and former senior government officials are calling on NATO "to declare a more limited role for its nuclear capabilities that would help open the way for overdue changes to its Cold War-era policy of forward-basing U.S. tactical nuclear weapons. This would help facilitate another, post-New START round of reductions, which should involve of all types of Russian and U.S. nuclear weapons."

  • June 27, 2011

    (Washington, D.C.) The director of the independent Arms Control Association praised last week's decision by the 46-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to tighten its guidelines regarding the transfer of uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing facilities, equipment and technology.

  • May 11, 2011

    (Washington, D.C.) A report released today on the future of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe finds that upcoming NATO policy decisions about the approximately 180 remaining warheads on five European NATO bases will affect relations among NATO members, and help determine the pace and shape of the next round of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms reductions.

  • May 4, 2011

    (Washington, D.C.) Marking the second anniversary of President Barack Obama’s historic nuclear policy speech in Prague, Arms Control Today, the journal of the Arms Control Association, conducted an exclusive interview with Gary Samore, White House coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction terrorism. The interview, which appears in the May issue, is now available to journalists and ACT subscribers.

  • April 11, 2011

    (Washington, D.C.) A report released today on the first anniversary of the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit finds that states are on track to meeting their commitments  to improve the security of nuclear-weapons usable materials worldwide and reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism.

  • March 25, 2011

    (Washington, D.C.) As the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) seeks to support President Barack Obama's goals of ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and preventing nuclear terrorism, Arms Control Today, the journal of the Arms Control Association, has conducted an exclusive interview with NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino. The interview, which will appear in the April issue of the magazine, is now available to journalists and ACT subscribers.

  • 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.