"I want to thank the Arms Control Association … for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war."

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
January 28, 2004
Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • November 26, 2019

    Remarks by Board Chairman Thomas Countryman at The Hague Peace Palace Conference on “Urgent Appeal for a Nuclear Weapon Free World"

  • November 17, 2019
    Though imperfect, the SALT agreements set a standard for future bilateral nuclear arms control treaty negotiations.
  • November 13, 2019
    A special issue reporting on the details of the November 11, 2019, IAEA report.
  • November 7, 2019
    In Iran's most recent breach of the JCPOA, President Hassan Rouhani directed technicians to feed UF6 into centrifuges at the Fordow facility, which is intended to be converted to a research and medical isotope facility, and the U.S. renewed sanctions waivers to allow for continued nonproliferation projects at Fordow and elsewhere, but it is unclear whether the sanctions waiver for Fordow will be revoked.
  • November 5, 2019

    Iran may be trying to leverage greater European action for the sanctions relief, but its latest actions will further complicate tensions

  • October 28, 2019
    Amb. Timerbaev was a member of the Soviet/Russian diplomatic service for 43 years and participated in negotiations on numerous arms control treaties. We are pleased to be able to share these reflections by the late ambassador with our readers.
  • 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 10, 2019
    Working-level talks between the U.S. and North Korea hit a roadblock this month after negotiators failed to agree on steps toward a denuclearization and peace process. The Trump Administration appears optimistic about future bilateral negotiations despite Pyongyang’s recent missile provocations and warning of a resumption of long-range ballistic missile tests.
  • 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.

  • September 24, 2019
    Iran has threatened a third breach of limits imposed on its nuclear program by the JCPOA, and a recent IAEA report poses questions about Tehran’s cooperation with the Agency’s safeguards inspections. European efforts to salvage the Iran Deal have come to a standstill. Complicating matters further, the United States and the E3 have blamed Iran for a September attack on a Saudi Arabian oil refinery.