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"...the Arms Control Association [does] so much to keep the focus on the issues so important to everyone here, to hold our leaders accountable to inspire creative thinking and to press for change. So we are grateful for your leadership and for the unyielding dedication to global nuclear security."

– Lord Des Browne
Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative
October 20, 2014
Conventional Arms Control and Trade
  • July 1, 2021

    UN Adopts Nonbinding Arms Embargo On Myanmar

  • June 1, 2021

    A proposed $735 million sale of precision-guided munitions to Israel drew intense scrutiny from Congress as fighting in that country escalated last month.

  • May 1, 2021

    But some Democrats in Congress have expressed concern and sought to put restrictions on the potential deals, which could total more than $20 billion.

  • April 1, 2021

    Report finds U.S. accounted for 37 percent of global arms transfers from 2011–2015.

  • March 1, 2021

    President Biden announced an end to support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.

  • January 1, 2021

    President-elect Joe Biden is planning to tackle many foreign policy issues within the first 100 days of his administration, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paris climate agreement, and nuclear nonproliferation, but he should also take steps to strengthen controls surrounding the transfer of conventional arms.

  • January 1, 2021

    Congress rejected efforts to curtail U.S. arms transfers to the United Arab Emirates, but the future of the deal is uncertain with the incoming Biden administration.

  • December 1, 2020

    Evolving U.S. and Chinese attitudes toward the Arms Trade Treaty are changing the treaty’s outlook just seven years after its adoption.

  • December 1, 2020

    Congress is taking steps against Trump administration efforts to conclude large new arms deals with the United Arab Emirates.

  • November 1, 2020

    Record-high U.S. arms export plans are spurring Democrats to boost congressional oversight.

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