The IAEA’s March Reports on Iran’s Nuclear Activities Raise Questions
March 16, 2020
Two new reports by the IAEA detail the status of Iran’s nuclear program and raise questions about its compliance with its international legal obligations. While Iran continues to comply with its JCPOA-related safeguards and has not taken further steps to breach the 2015 nuclear deal, the IAEA is investigating possible undeclared nuclear activities likely related to Iran’s pre-2004 nuclear weapons research.
As 2020 Dawns, Disarmament Treaties Face Financial Hardship
January 17, 2020
As the United Nations system staggers under increasing levels of debt, a small group of other multilateral treaties, many of which focus on disarmament topics, are threatened for another reason: lack of money.
Looking Ahead 2020: Arms Trade Issues Should See Center Stage in the U.S. Election
December 16, 2019
Will arms trade issues have a prominent role in the public discourse that leads up to the 2020 U.S. election?
Fifty Years Ago, the First Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Began
November 17, 2019
Though imperfect, the SALT agreements set a standard for future bilateral nuclear arms control treaty negotiations.
Select Statements of Support for New START
November 13, 2019
A continuously updated list of statements of support for extension of New START from former and current government officials and national security leaders.
A Message from the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
November 1, 2019
Now is the time for civil society and world leaders to renew our resolve to ensure the deep humanitarian conviction of the hibakusha that “No one else shall ever again suffer as we have.”
Our Place in the Universe and Nuclear Weapons: Reflections from a Nuclear Arms Control Negotiator
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.
Countries Urge Entry into Force of Nuclear Test Ban at UNGA
October 7, 2019
According to Article XIV of the treaty, the agreement cannot enter into force until it has been both signed and ratified by the 44 countries listed in Annex 2. Governments' call for entry into force of the CTBT was echoed by a group of more than 40 civil society leaders in their own statements.
U.S.-Saudi Nuclear Cooperation Policy Still Far from Adequate (UPDATED)
September 17, 2019
The Trump administration's terms for nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia falls well short of what is necessary to guard against the use of sensitive nuclear fuel cycle technology for weapons purposes.
New U.S. Intermediate-Range Missiles Aren’t Needed for Precision Strike in Europe
August 27, 2019
Despite official statements to the contrary, the conventionally-armed ballistic and cruise missiles now under development would contribute little to U.S. striking power in a conflict with Russia.