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"Though we have acheived progress, our work is not over. That is why I support the mission of the Arms Control Association. It is, quite simply, the most effective and important organization working in the field today." 

– Larry Weiler
Former U.S.-Russian arms control negotiator
August 7, 2018
Research and Reports
September 14, 2021
The U.S. rush to field hypersonic weapons merits a more critical examination by the Biden administration and Congress given the many unanswered questions about their rationale, technical viability, cost-effectiveness, and escalatory risks. This new report outlines the scope of these unanswered questions and suggests recommended actions.
August 9, 2021
Using survey data and in-depth interviews, this new report provides insight into how Congress views the North Korean nuclear threat and U.S. approaches to engaging with Pyongyang.
January 15, 2021
In this analysis we have outlined what we believe to be the five most important sets of nuclear weapons policy challenges and decisions that the new Biden administration will need to address in its first 100 days and beyond, along with recommendations for effectively dealing with each of these policy challenges.
July 9, 2019
This new report is the fourth in a series that assesses the extent to which 11 key states are fulfilling, promoting, or undermining 10 standards identified as critical elements of the nonproliferation and disarmament regime. Collectively, states fared worse on the majority of criteria when compared with the prior edition covering the 2013–2016 period.
April 10, 2019
The United States currently plans to spend nearly $500 billion to maintain and replace its nuclear arsenal over the next decade. This report describes the ways in which this level of spending is unnecessary, unsustainable, and unsafe. It describes three realistic options to reduce spending on nuclear weapons and recommends steps Congress can take to adjust the programs to deal with the long term budget challenges.

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