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"The Arms Control Association’s work is an important resource to legislators and policymakers when contemplating a new policy direction or decision."

– General John Shalikashvili
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Treaties and Agreements
  • October 1, 2021

    New leadership in Iran, historical factors and a complicated geostrategic environment are driving
    Iranian decision-making, thus making compromise with the West on the nuclear deal unlikely.

  • October 1, 2021

    With political will, diplomatic skill, and some luck, the JCPOA could survive in some form and become
    a cornerstone for future regional weapons of mass destruction and security agreements.

  • October 1, 2021

    Confronting the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Challenge: An Interview With New CTBTO Executive Secretary Robert Floyd

  • October 1, 2021

    Laying markers at the UN General Assembly, the U.S., and Iranian leaders reaffirmed interest in restoring the Iran nuclear deal but negotiations remain stalled.

  • October 1, 2021

    The 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty propelled nuclear-weapon states to halt nuclear weapons testing, but never formally entered into force. Some UN members are trying to motivate holdout states to ratify the agreement.

  • September 23, 2021
    Iran and the IAEA reached a critical agreement that likely staved off a resolution censuring Tehran at the agency's Board of Governors meeting. Two new reports by the IAEA highlight Iran's accelerated nuclear activities and its failure to cooperate with IAEA investigations.
  • September 20, 2021

    The Arms Control Association hails the success of the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which opened for signature 25 years ago this week, and calls for bolder action by UN member states and the UN Security Council to bolster international support for the global norm.

  • September 1, 2021

    Although the CTBT has halted nuclear testing for a quarter- century, the door to renewed testing and an expansion of global nuclear weapons capability remains open because the treaty has not yet formally entered into force.

  • September 1, 2021

    A veteran U.S. arms control expert analyzes how the author led the delegation that negotiated the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

  • September 1, 2021

    There are signs that newly inaugurated Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi may demand more concessions from the United States.

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