"The Arms Control Association’s work is an important resource to legislators and policymakers when contemplating a new policy direction or decision."

– General John Shalikashvili
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • June 1, 2021

    Bilateral guidelines that have restricted development of South Korea’s ballistic missile program have been ended by agreement between President Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

  • June 1, 2021

    As the new chair of a multilateral initiative, the United Kingdom is trying to refocus international attention on minimizing the use of highly enriched uranium.

  • June 1, 2021

    The E.U. reports an agreement is shaping up to return the U.S. and Iran to their 2015 deal.

  • June 1, 2021

    The Biden administration has officially notified Russia that the United States will not seek to rejoin the 1992 Open Skies Treaty.

  • June 1, 2021

    U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on June 16 in Geneva, the two countries have announced.

  • June 1, 2021

    Iran has agreed to extend a critical temporary monitoring arrangement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for one month, the agency reported May 24.

  • May 25, 2021
    Biden, Moon wrapped up their summit after discussing several bilateral diplomacy, missiles, and North Korea amidst a quiet, ongoing arms buildup. Pyongyang remained quiet as Moon pledged to support U.S. efforts toward North Korean denuclearization.
  • May 17, 2021

    Current U.S. nuclear weapons policies exceed what is necessary to deter a nuclear attack from any U.S. adversary, and the financial and opportunity costs of the current nuclear modernization plan are rising fast. Here are responses to several common arguments advanced by the supporters of the nuclear weapons status quo against proposals for adjusting the current U.S. nuclear modernization plan so that it is less costly and more conducive to efforts to reduce nuclear weapons risks. 

  • May 12, 2021
    Russia took another step closer to withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, while the Biden administration has yet to make a decision about the future of potential U.S. participation in the accord. A summit between Presidents Biden and Putin is in the works, possibly to occur in mid-June.
  • May 1, 2021

    Decades ago, Albert Einstein & other scientists led the way in warning about the nuclear threat. Can a new generation of scientists rally the public against a growing investment in ever more lethal weapons?