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“I also want to thank Daryl Kimball and the Arms Control Association for allowing me to address all of you today and for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferatio nof weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war.”

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
Senator
January 28, 2004
Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • August 31, 2020

    In this second in a series, panelists analyze the legal relationship between the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the NPT, including how the TPNW contributes to NPT Article VI disarmament objectives and the status of efforts to bring the TPNW into force.

  • August 27, 2020
  • August 17, 2020
    Attempting to unilaterally snapback sanctions would be a dangerous escalation in the Trump administration’s already irresponsible policy toward Iran that could have serious ramifications for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the future of the Security Council.
  • August 17, 2020
    The UN Security Council rejected a U.S. resolution to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran. Iran demonstrated its new missile capability and Elliot Abrams as named the U.S. Special Envoy for Iran, replacing Brian Hook.
  • August 5, 2020
    U.S. and Russian delegations meet in Vienna to discuss space security and nuclear arms control. States-parties to the Open Skies Treaty move forward with figuring out how the treaty will work following U.S. likely official withdrawal in November. U.S. Space Command says Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon.
  • August 4, 2020

    Iran’s recent steps to breach the limits imposed on its nuclear program under the JCPOA have rekindled the debate about how quickly its nuclear program could “breakout,” or produce enough nuclear material for a bomb.

  • July 28, 2020

    Seventy-five years ago, the nuclear age began with the world's first nuclear weapons test explosion in the New Mexico desert. In this annotated "silent film"-style video essay from the Arms Control Association, we learn about the events that transpired three weeks later with the atomic attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  • July 16, 2020
    An explosion at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility appears to have impacted the country’s nuclear program, but the IAEA said its safeguards activities at that site were unimpeded. The U.S. continues its push to extend the arms embargo on Iran at the UN Security Council, and Iran’s parliament has approved a plan to halt implementation of the additional protocol to the country’s safeguards agreement with the IAEA.
  • July 1, 2020

    The next president can take concrete steps to renew momentum for nuclear disarmament.

  • July 1, 2020

    Social movements to improve civil rights, fight climate change, and seek nuclear disarmament have been entwined since the start of the nuclear age.

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