This new resource aims to inform policymakers, scholars, and the general public on the role that overlapping multilateral initiatives play in nonproliferation efforts.
After years of talks, South Korea and the United States signed an agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation.
The current regime for nuclear security, although better than it was, is largely nonbinding and has many gaps. The most reliable, efficient, and direct way to improve it is to develop an international convention on nuclear security.
The Obama administration sent Congress a new nuclear cooperation agreement with China and initialed a new pact with South Korea.
U.S. officials say they will continue to use civilian nuclear cooperation agreements as a tool to restrict the spread of sensitive nuclear technologies through an approach that combines principle with pragmatism.
As the administration reforms the oversight process for foreign weapons sales, critics see risks for human rights and law enforcement.
Rose E. Gottemoeller and Eric L. Hirschhorn say that the Obama administration’s planned export control reforms will help the U.S. government do a better job of safeguarding vital technologies and will not diminish its ability to prevent human rights abuses.
Twenty-four members of Congress, including Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), have criticized a planned arms transfer to Bahrain, citing human rights concerns.