"No one can solve this problem alone, but together we can change things for the better." 

– Setsuko Thurlow
Hiroshima Survivor
June 6, 2016
US-Russia Nuclear Arms Control
  • January 28, 2020

    Former officials from the U.S. government outline the case for extending New START and address frequently asked questions about the treaty and the future of arms control.

  • January 23, 2020
    Not much time remains for extending New START, says Russia. The United States has yet to issue a decision regarding the future of the accord, while administration officials give conflicting remarks about bringing in China to an arms control agreement. The United States and Russia met in Vienna in January to talk about strategic security.
  • January 10, 2020

    Russia appears ready to extend the treaty, but Trump administration officials continue to talk about
    other options.

  • December 20, 2019
    Russia expresses willingness to extend New START without preconditions by the year's end, leaving the next move up to the Trump administration. The United States tests a second missile once banned by the INF Treaty, and France rejects Russia's proposal on an INF-range missile moratorium but expresses support for holding security talks with Moscow. The Trump administration's debate over the Open Skies Treaty, meanwhile, continues.
  • December 1, 2019

    Forty years ago, on Nov. 9, the U.S. Defense Department detected an imminent nuclear attack against the United States through the early-warning system of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

  • November 17, 2019
    Though imperfect, the SALT agreements set a standard for future bilateral nuclear arms control treaty negotiations.
  • November 13, 2019
    A continuously updated list of statements of support for extension of New START from former and current government officials and national security leaders.
  • November 1, 2019

    Since 2017, the Trump administration has sought to expand the role and capability of the U.S. nuclear arsenal while withdrawing the United States from key agreements designed to reduce nuclear dangers.

  • November 1, 2019

    The 2002 U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty began today’s fraying of arms control.

  • October 17, 2019
    News emerges that the Trump administration may withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty by the end of October. Plus, NATO rejects a proposal from Russia regarding a moratorium on INF range missiles, the State Department releases new data on New START, and the United States confirms the cause of the August explosion in Russia.