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"I actually have a pretty good collection of Arms Control Today, which I have read throughout my career. It's one of the few really serious publications on arms control issues."

– Gary Samore
Former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and WMD Terrorism
Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • January 21, 2021

    For the first time since the invention of the atomic bomb, nuclear weapons development, production, possession, use, threat of use, and stationing of another country’s nuclear weapons on a states party's national territory will all be expressly prohibited in a global treaty. 

  • January 15, 2021
    In this analysis we have outlined what we believe to be the five most important sets of nuclear weapons policy challenges and decisions that the new Biden administration will need to address in its first 100 days and beyond, along with recommendations for effectively dealing with each of these policy challenges.
  • January 14, 2021

    Signatories of the letter include a former IAEA director-general, two former special representatives to the president of the United States on nonproliferation, and several former high-level officials from the National Security Council, the National Intelligence Council, and the State Department, among other agencies.

  • January 1, 2021

    More than two decades of diverse diplomatic endeavors have failed to meaningfully curb the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities.

  • January 1, 2021

    Two Iranian scholars consider ways to bring into effect a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.

  • December 17, 2020
    Future of New START likely rests on the incoming Biden administration. U.S. Army selects two missiles to serve as the basis for conventional INF-range capability. United States completes withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty.
  • December 10, 2020
    Iran's parliament and Guardian Council passed legislation requiring Iran to significantly rachet up its nuclear activities in 60 days. That legislation passed the same day that Iran informed the IAEA of its intention to install new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz enrichment facility, marking a further violation of the nuclear deal and increasing pressure on President-elect Biden to restore U.S. diplomacy with Iran and compliance with the JCPOA.
  • December 1, 2020

    The Netherlands urges multilateral solutions to international security problems.

  • November 13, 2020
    The most recent IAEA report indicates that Iran’s accumulation of enriched uranium slowed over the past quarter, suggesting Tehran is showing restraint so as not to cross any red lines that might imperil a U.S. re-entry into the nuclear deal.
  • November 1, 2020

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which will enter into force Jan. 22, marks a new, hopeful phase in the long-running struggle to prevent nuclear war and eliminate nuclear weapons.

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