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"I want to thank the Arms Control Association … for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war."

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
Senator
January 28, 2004
US-Russia Nuclear Arms Control
  • April 23, 2020
    The United States may begin the process to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty soon. With the fate of New START still undecided, President Trump names a special representative for arms control and continues pushing for a trilateral arms control agreement that includes Russia and China. Russia tests an anti-satellite missile, according to U.S. Space Command.
  • April 8, 2020

    In the first of a new video short series, Kingston Reif, director for disarmament and threat reduction policy, describes why it is particularly important now to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia before it expires in February 2021 and how you can help.

  • April 1, 2020

    The New START agreement is now the only treaty capping the world’s two largest nuclear weapons arsenals—and it is in jeopardy. The U.S. and Russian presidents can extend it—and its irreplaceable verification and monitoring system—for up to five years if they choose. The actions of Congress can help protect and extend it.

  • April 1, 2020

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States discusses strategic security, New START, and other key topics.

  • March 18, 2020

    The Trump administration’s excessive strategy to replace nearly the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal at roughly the same time is a ticking budget time bomb, even at historically high levels of national defense spending.

  • March 13, 2020
    The United States continues pushing for trilateral arms control negotiations with Russia and China, but deflects questions about the future of New START, which gains additional international support. The Trump administration has yet to decide the future of the Open Skies Treaty and responds to President Putin's January proposal of a meeting with the leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
  • March 1, 2020

    Fulfilling a goal outlined in its 2018 Nuclear Posture Review report, the Trump administration acknowledged last month that the United States has deployed for the first time a low-yield nuclear warhead on some U.S. submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).

  • March 1, 2020

    Reaffirming the principle that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” could strengthen this year’s review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

  • March 1, 2020

    A dialogue may be advancing between the United States and Russia, but China appears unwilling to discuss any limits to its nuclear arsenal.

  • February 5, 2020

    New START, the last remaining treaty limiting the world's two most deadly arsenals, expires one year from today. Arms control experts urge the Trump administration to agree to extend the treaty.

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