The Trump administration is now considering conducting a nuclear test for political signaling purposes, as a ploy in future arms talks with Russia and China. Worse, the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $10 million specifically for a nuclear test blast if ordered by President Trump. Key Senators and members of the House are pushing back but they need to hear your support for prohibiting funding for nuclear testing. (June 2020)
The first in a series of monthly webinars with key experts and diplomats to explore issues and solutions as the disarmament community prepares for the 10th NPT Review Conference.
Three and a half years since taking office, the Trump administration has failed to develop, let alone pursue, a coherent nuclear arms control strategy. The administration’s official nuclear policy document, the “2018 Nuclear Posture Review,” barely discusses arms control as a risk reduction tool.
Citing Russian noncompliance, the Trump administration has triggered the Open Skies Treaty’s withdrawal provision.
The United States may try to claim participation in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to ensure the continuation of a UN embargo against Tehran.