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"I learned so much about arms control and disarmament at ACA! I learned more about arms control here in four months than I had in all three years at my college."

– Alicia Sanders-Zakre
Intern, Fall 2016
December 16, 2016
US-Russia Nuclear Arms Control
  • March 4, 2019

    In the absence of active U.S.-Russian efforts to resolve disagreements over the INF Treaty, other nations may be
    able to lead the way toward preventing a new arms race.

  • March 4, 2019

    The INF Treaty crisis threatens far more than the INF Treaty.

  • March 1, 2019

    Every U.S. president since John Kennedy has successfully concluded at least one agreement with Russia or the Soviet Union to reduce nuclear dangers. These agreements have helped to slash nuclear stockpiles, manage nuclear competition, and provide greater stability, thereby reducing the risk of nuclear catastrophe between the world’s two largest nuclear actors.

  • February 6, 2019

    Termination of the INF Treaty allows Russia and the United States to deploy new ground-launched intermediate-range missiles, increasing the risk of a new destabilizing arms race. Congress must adopt legislation to prohibit funding for the procurement, flight-testing, or deployment of U.S. ground-launched or ballistic missiles until the Trump administration meets seven specific conditions.

  • February 1, 2019
    The Trump administration’s sudden decision and announcement Oct. 20 to “terminate” the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty due to Russian violations of the treaty has been met with bipartisan and international concern. A collection of various reactions from international partners, members of Congress, and former national security policymakers is provided below and will be updated as further reactions arise.
  • February 1, 2019

    The INF Treaty crisis is a global security problem. Nations will need to step forward with creative and pragmatic solutions that create the conditions necessary to ensure that the world’s two largest nuclear actors meet their legal obligations to end the arms race and reduce nuclear threats.

  • February 1, 2019

    August 2019

  • January 8, 2019

    The difficulties of getting to “yes” on an agreement to extend New START, much less a subsequent strategic
    nuclear arms control accord, should not be underestimated.

  • January 8, 2019

    U.S. and Russia trade blame as they look to develop new weapons systems.

  • January 7, 2019

    Next month, it is very likely the Trump administration will take the next step toward fulfilling the president’s threat to “terminate” one of the most far-reaching and most successful nuclear arms reduction agreements: the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which led to the verifiable elimination of 2,692 Soviet and U.S. missiles based in Europe.

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