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"The Arms Control Association’s work is an important resource to legislators and policymakers when contemplating a new policy direction or decision."

– General John Shalikashvili
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Disarmament
  • 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

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has attempted to approach disarmament as a challenge facing the entire
    world community, actually all of humanity, including future generations.

  • January 8, 2019

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

  • January 8, 2019

    Putin Sets Hypersonic Deployment Plan

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