Arms Control Association

  On the radar: The Unaffordable Arsenal; Nasr says now or never on a deal; JPOA compliance; ABCs on Iran’s program; US-UK nuclear deal; and Report on Hanford whistleblower firing.   Read more »
Posted on October 21, 2014
Eisenhower wanted it; Kennedy almost got it; Clinton negotiated it; and now Obama can deliver it.  It is the longest-sought, hardest-fought for goal in the history of nuclear arms control: a global ban on nuclear weapons tests. Read more »
Posted by Joe Cirincione on August 20, 2013
The United States, along with the other permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany (P5+1), are set to resume negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program on February 26 in Kazakhstan. Read more »
Posted by Rebecca Remy on February 7, 2013
In tight budget times, the U.S. Navy cannot afford to waste funds on excessive capabilities for outdated Cold War weapons. Yet that is what some in Congress are attempting to do by blocking retirement of excess nuclear-armed submarines. As part of the Navy’s plan to replace its fleet nuclear-armed submarines, the Navy expects the number of subs in service to dip from 12 to 10 for much of the 2030s – a budget and strategy plan that the Navy believes is manageable. Read more »
Posted by Ben Loehrke on May 14, 2012
Nuclear terrorism ranks at the top of many national security experts lists of possible nightmares. It’s hard to overstate the damage that could be caused by even a small nuclear weapon in one of the world’s major population centers. But just as terrorism has become a global phenomenon, efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism has to be a global effort. Thankfully, it is. Read more »
Posted by Margaret Swink on March 22, 2012
It might not have received a nomination for Best Picture, but ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ is our stand out film this Oscar season. Its on-point depiction of tension between the United States and Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, not to mention the brilliant acting of Oscar-nominated Gary Oldman, make this spy thriller more than just an entertaining two hours of cinema. It’s a telling portrayal that makes reference to a problem that’s spanned decades – wasteful spending on nuclear weapons. Read more »
Posted by Megan Murphy on February 24, 2012
The IAEA released a much-anticipated report yesterday on the status of Iran’s nuclear program publically calling out proof of that country’s weaponization activities. But, as many experts and journalists are reporting, the evidence, while disturbing, is neither new nor conclusive. Read more »
Posted by admin on November 9, 2011