"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
Treaties and Agreements
  • April 1, 2024

    A special UN Security Council meeting on nuclear disarmament issues convened by Japan in March underscored agreement among all 15 members that the risk of nuclear war and arms racing is higher than at any point since the end of the Cold War.

  • April 1, 2024

    U.S. Approves Funding for Pacific Island Nations

  • March 13, 2024

    The IAEA reports a small decrease in Iran’s 60 percent uranium stockpile, but no progress on the safeguards investigation. In the meantime, the annual U.S. Worldwide Threat Assessment, released after a Congressional hearing March 11, assesses that Iran is not engaged in weaponization activities.

  • February 29, 2024
    Escalating regional tensions could push Tehran to determine it needs a nuclear deterrent for security or the United States to miscalculate Iran’s intentions and prematurely use military force against the country’s nuclear facilities. ... Increased monitoring provides greater assurance that any dash to nuclear weapons would be quickly detected and reduces the likelihood of the United States or Israel misjudging Iran’s nuclear activities, a move that could have devastating ripple effects.
  • February 9, 2024

    The CANWFZ is designed to reinforce the global nuclear nonproliferation system and safeguard the security of five key central Asian states that were once part of the Soviet Union and that now lie in the shadows of nuclear-armed Russia and China.

  • 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.

  • January 25, 2024

    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi called for diplomacy with Tehran after the agency reported that Iran increased its production of uranium enriched to near weapons grade. Grossi also criticized Iran for restricting cooperation with the agency.

  • January 11, 2024

    Despite some gloomy developments, there is reason for optimism that multilateral arms control has a brighter future.

  • January 11, 2024

    The tenuous relationship between North and South Korea deteriorated further after Pyongyang’s illegal launch of a satellite in November.

  • January 11, 2024

    States-parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons challenged the deterrence rationale for
    nuclear weapons in an effort to inject new momentum into their campaign to rid the world of these armaments.