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The Arms Control Association hosted a briefing on "The Future of New START and U.S. National Security" on April 29. Here are some answers to additional questions that participants submitted but that the speakers were unable to address due to time constraints.
The Catholic Church pursues a multipronged, long-term effort to achieve nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation.
The coronavirus has forced the delay or cancellation of a wide range of arms control and nonproliferation meetings in the months ahead.
North Korea has continued to test new missile systems and develop other new weapons as the United States aims to press sanctions.
Special briefing with Admiral (ret.) Michael Mullen, Rose Gottemoeller, and Lt. Gen. (ret.) Frank Klotz
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.
Iran has delayed announcing updates on its nuclear achievements, perhaps due to the COVID-19 outbreak, though the IAEA is continuing inspections in the country. The United States has renewed sanctions waivers on four cooperative projects in the nuclear deal and Europe's new trade facilitation vehicle has made its first successful transaction.
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 8, 2020)