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I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb.

– Vincent Intondi
Author, "African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement
Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • March 16, 2020
    Two new reports by the IAEA detail the status of Iran’s nuclear program and raise questions about its compliance with its international legal obligations. While Iran continues to comply with its JCPOA-related safeguards and has not taken further steps to breach the 2015 nuclear deal, the IAEA is investigating possible undeclared nuclear activities likely related to Iran’s pre-2004 nuclear weapons research.
  • March 13, 2020
    The United States continues pushing for trilateral arms control negotiations with Russia and China, but deflects questions about the future of New START, which gains additional international support. The Trump administration has yet to decide the future of the Open Skies Treaty and responds to President Putin's January proposal of a meeting with the leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
  • March 5, 2020
    On a superficial level, calls for extending the arms embargo on Iran may seem like a useful and politically expedient response to Iran’s aggressive activities in the Middle East region. But in reality, such exhortations could undermine regional security.
  • March 1, 2020

    The State Department’s head of delegation to the 2020 NPT Review Conference provides the U.S. perspective on the meeting.

  • March 1, 2020

    After 50 years in force, the cornerstone of the nuclear nonproliferation regime is at risk.

  • March 1, 2020

    Reaffirming the principle that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” could strengthen this year’s review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

  • March 1, 2020

    The Swedish foreign minister outlines her nation's initiative.

  • March 1, 2020

    An effort to discuss a zone free of weapons of mass destruction faces U.S. and Israeli resistance.

  • March 1, 2020

    Nuclear Powers Discuss Arms Control

  • February 13, 2020
    Iran has taken no additional steps to violate the JCPOA after announcing its fifth breach earlier this year, the IAEA head reports. Despite triggering the deal’s dispute resolution mechanism, Europe remains committed to preserving the agreement and will continue to push back against Washington’s pressure to abandon the accord, according to the EU foreign policy chief.

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