“For half a century, ACA has been providing the world … with advocacy, analysis, and awareness on some of the most critical topics of international peace and security, including on how to achieve our common, shared goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.”

– Izumi Nakamitsu
UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
June 2, 2022
Research and Reports
May 18, 2023

This report provides an overview of the potentially destabilizing effects of several new and emerging technologies and their respective military applications. It aims to provide decision-makers with a better understanding of how to mitigate the risks and reduce the chances that a major power conflict or confrontation escalates to the nuclear level through a range of arms control and risk reduction measures.

February 7, 2023

The weaponization of advanced technologies may potentially carry far-ranging, dangerous consequences that expand into the nuclear realm. This report examines four particular new kinds or new applications of technologies and proposes a framework strategy aimed at advancing an array of measures that all contribute to the larger goal of preventing unintended escalation.

September 14, 2021

The U.S. rush to field hypersonic weapons merits a more critical examination by the Biden administration and Congress given the many unanswered questions about their rationale, technical viability, cost-effectiveness, and escalatory risks. This new report outlines the scope of these unanswered questions and suggests recommended actions.

August 9, 2021

Using survey data and in-depth interviews, this new report provides insight into how Congress views the North Korean nuclear threat and U.S. approaches to engaging with Pyongyang.

January 15, 2021

In this analysis we have outlined what we believe to be the five most important sets of nuclear weapons policy
challenges and decisions that the new Biden administration will need to address in its first 100 days and beyond, along
with recommendations for effectively dealing with each of these policy challenges.