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May 19, 2021
Nuclear Disarmament Monitor

Nuclear Disarmament Monitor

To keep pace with developments, as of July 2022, the Arms Control Association is superseding “U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Control Watch” with the “Nuclear Disarmament Monitor.” The goal of the newsletter’s overhaul is to enable coverage of arms control issues beyond bilateral U.S.-Russian efforts, such as potential nuclear risk reduction and disarmament diplomacy involving China and the other NPT nuclear-armed states. To receive these by email, subscribe to our regular updates list.

  • New START to Expire in Two Years as Russia Refuses Talks
    February 5, 2024

    With less than two years to go before the expiration of the last remaining treaty limiting the world's two largest arsenals, Russian leaders continue to reject U.S. offers to discuss a new nuclear arms control framework.

  • Russia Withdraws Ratification of Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
    November 16, 2023

    Russia withdraws its ratification of the CTBT and officially withdraws from the CFE Treaty. The United States and China hold discussions on nuclear arms control. The United States unexpectedly announces new nuclear warhead variant.

  • Three Months Later, Still No U.S. Arms Control Proposal to Russia
    September 13, 2023

    Russia continues to await U.S. nuclear arms control proposal. Increased rumblings of potential return to Russian nuclear weapons testing. U.S. nuclear mission may be returning to the United Kingdom after 15 years.

  • Russia Open to Hearing U.S. Arms Control Proposal
    June 22, 2023

    Russia shows willingness to consider U.S. arms control proposal, as put forward by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. New START faces ongoing and new challenges. Russia and Belarus claim Russian tactical nuclear weapons have officially entered Belarus.

  • Russia Stops Sharing New START Data
    April 11, 2023

    Russia terminates New START data exchanges with the United States. Facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus to be completed by July, according to Russia. U.S. lawmakers want more nuclear weapons to counter China.