"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
Conventional Arms Control and Trade
  • July 1, 2021

    UN Adopts Nonbinding Arms Embargo On Myanmar

  • June 1, 2021

    A proposed $735 million sale of precision-guided munitions to Israel drew intense scrutiny from Congress as fighting in that country escalated last month.

  • May 1, 2021

    But some Democrats in Congress have expressed concern and sought to put restrictions on the potential deals, which could total more than $20 billion.

  • April 1, 2021

    Report finds U.S. accounted for 37 percent of global arms transfers from 2011–2015.

  • March 1, 2021

    President Biden announced an end to support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.

  • January 1, 2021

    President-elect Joe Biden is planning to tackle many foreign policy issues within the first 100 days of his administration, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paris climate agreement, and nuclear nonproliferation, but he should also take steps to strengthen controls surrounding the transfer of conventional arms.

  • January 1, 2021

    Congress rejected efforts to curtail U.S. arms transfers to the United Arab Emirates, but the future of the deal is uncertain with the incoming Biden administration.

  • December 1, 2020

    Evolving U.S. and Chinese attitudes toward the Arms Trade Treaty are changing the treaty’s outlook just seven years after its adoption.

  • December 1, 2020

    Congress is taking steps against Trump administration efforts to conclude large new arms deals with the United Arab Emirates.

  • November 1, 2020

    Record-high U.S. arms export plans are spurring Democrats to boost congressional oversight.