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"I want to thank the Arms Control Association … for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war."
– Senator Joe Biden
January 28, 2004
New START
  • June 3, 2019

    The Trump administration has expressed interest in new strategic arms control talks, but specific suggestions remain unknown.

  • May 1, 2019

    Remarks by Daryl Kimball on behalf of NGO Representatives and Experts to the 2019 NPT PrepCom for the 2020 Review Conference at the United Nations in New York.

  • May 1, 2019

    Smart U.S. leadership is an essential part of the nuclear risk reduction equation.

  • May 1, 2019

    Administration opens door to negotiations on new weapons, new partners.

  • April 12, 2019
    Executive director Daryl Kimball reports on the public statement from distinguished U.S. and Russian experts calling on U.S. and Russian officials to get back to the arms control negotiating table, with the first order of business being agreement on a five-year extension of the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
  • April 1, 2019

    Fifty years ago, shortly after the conclusion of the 1968 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the United States and the Soviet Union launched the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Negotiated in the midst of severe tensions, the SALT agreement and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty were the first restrictions on the superpowers’ massive strategic offensive weapons, as well as on their emerging strategic defensive systems. The SALT agreement and the ABM Treaty slowed the arms race and opened a period of U.S.-Soviet detente that lessened the threat of nuclear war.

  • April 1, 2019

    U.S. and Russian officials see no quick and easy extension to New START.

  • March 20, 2019
    The United States is planning to flight-test two INF-Treaty range missiles this year, and Russia officially gives notice of its suspension of the agreement. Senior U.S. military officials have been testifying before Congress and discussing the INF Treaty and New START—another treaty whose future is in doubt due to U.S. and Russian concerns about the others' compliance.
  • March 1, 2019

    Every U.S. president since John Kennedy has successfully concluded at least one agreement with Russia or the Soviet Union to reduce nuclear dangers. These agreements have helped to slash nuclear stockpiles, manage nuclear competition, and provide greater stability, thereby reducing the risk of nuclear catastrophe between the world’s two largest nuclear actors.

  • February 6, 2019

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