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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
Nuclear Testing
  • September 20, 2017
  • September 5, 2017

    Instead of rushing to hasten their demise, Congress must seek to preserve and strengthen these four key pillars of arms control and nonproliferation.

  • September 4, 2017
    North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, which some experts assessed to be a test of a hydrogen bomb, on September 3. At a magnitude of 6.1, according to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, the test was North Korea’s most powerful to date.
  • September 1, 2017
    The new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) includes a provision prohibiting nuclear testing, but some questions have emerged about the relationship of the new treaty to the CTBT.
  • August 29, 2017

    ACA and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) are hosting an event featuring a​n exclusive​ showing of Marshalling Peace and a discussion on the future of nuclear weapons threats and the ways NextGen leaders can shape today's and tomorrow's nuclear policies.

  • August 7, 2017
    Now is the time for more aggressive, direct and effective efforts to “engage” with North Korea with aim of halting, and later, rolling back its nuclear and missile pursuits.
  • July 17, 2017

    The House and Senate Armed Services Committee are currently considering defense authorization legislation that if passed into law would deal a major, if not mortal, blow to longstanding, bipartisan arms control efforts.

  • July 17, 2017
    Dr. Lassina Zerbo provided closing remarks at the 2017 Science and Technology Conference in Vienna on the need for science alongside politics, for engagement between disciplines, and for the involvement of youth to raise awareness of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
  • July 17, 2017
    An amendment to “restrict” all funding for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization—except for the International Monitoring System—was introduced by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act, based on February 7 legislation introduced by Wilson and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).
  • July 12, 2017

    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced legislation on Feb.7 to “restrict” funding for the CTBTO. The bill will be offered as a floor amendment by Wilson to the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is being considered this week.

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