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.
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.
China’s Stance on Nuclear Arms Control and New START
August 23, 2019
NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg's INF Response Is Inadequate
July 15, 2019
NATO's Secretary-General has embraced the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the INF treaty without a realistic plan to help resolve the long-running compliance dispute, a decision that is both risky and unwise.
The Impact: Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal
July 15, 2019
Kelsey Davenport guest authored this contribution to the U.S. Institute of Peace's "The Iran Primer" following Iran's uranium enrichment level breach earlier this month.
Despite Threat to Breach Limits, Iran Remains Below the Nuclear Deal’s Caps
June 5, 2019
While Iran appears to be exercising restraint and remaining in compliance with the JCPOA, its threats to violate the deal jeopardizes the future of the accord and risks reigniting a nuclear crisis.