"Though we have acheived progress, our work is not over. That is why I support the mission of the Arms Control Association. It is, quite simply, the most effective and important organization working in the field today." 

– Larry Weiler
Former U.S.-Russian arms control negotiator
August 7, 2018
U.S. Nuclear Policy & Budget
  • April 1, 2020

    For decades, national security and health experts have warned of the risks of global threats that are simply too big for one country to handle, such as disease pandemics, climate change, and nuclear war. For many years, the response of our national and global leaders has fallen short.

  • March 18, 2020

    The Trump administration’s excessive strategy to replace nearly the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal at roughly the same time is a ticking budget time bomb, even at historically high levels of national defense spending.

  • March 1, 2020

    The Trump administration is seeking larger increases to U.S. nuclear weapons than envisioned earlier.

  • March 1, 2020

    The Trump administration is seeking to adapt existing missile defense systems to defeat longer-range targets.

  • January 23, 2020
    Not much time remains for extending New START, says Russia. The United States has yet to issue a decision regarding the future of the accord, while administration officials give conflicting remarks about bringing in China to an arms control agreement. The United States and Russia met in Vienna in January to talk about strategic security.
  • January 10, 2020

    Republicans rejected many House Democratic efforts to limit U.S. nuclear weapons spending.

  • December 1, 2019

    NRC Will Not Require Drone Defenses

  • November 1, 2019

    Washington hopes to include China in future nuclear arms control talks.

  • October 17, 2019
    News emerges that the Trump administration may withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty by the end of October. Plus, NATO rejects a proposal from Russia regarding a moratorium on INF range missiles, the State Department releases new data on New START, and the United States confirms the cause of the August explosion in Russia.
  • October 1, 2019

    Join Kingston Reif and Thomas Countryman for a members-only briefing on the future of the New START agreement between the United States and Russia.