Through public events, webinars, and press briefings, the Arms Control Association provides policymakers, the press, and the interested public with breaking updates and analysis on arms control developments, negotiations, and news. View recording of recent activities below and sign up to receive invitations to future events.
Some in Congress are pushing for higher funding for existing and new nuclear weapons programs, including for the development of nuclear-armed submarine-launched cruise missiles (SLCM-N). This would bring back a nuclear weapon type that the U.S. withdrew from service 30 years ago and retired a decade ago. (June 2023)
Even as the world rallies against Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, now is the moment to renew disarmament diplomacy by expeditiously negotiating a New START follow-on agreement before its expiration in 2026. (September 2022)
The bicameral Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group has drafted a letter reminding President Joe Biden of his pledge to limit the number and role of nuclear weapons as he finalizes his Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). It is critical that as many Senators as possible sign onto this letter. (January 2022)
On the 2020 campaign trail, candidate Joe Biden promised to reduce the role of nuclear weapons, advance nuclear arms control, and declare that "the sole purpose of nuclear weapons is to deter nuclear attack,” similar to a no-first-use pledge. Please urge your Members of Congress to remind Presdident Biden to stick to his pledge. (November 2021)
An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would prohibit funding for a demonstration nuclear test explosion being considered by senior Trump officials for political signaling purposes in future arms control talks with Russia and China. (July 2020)