Author Archives: Daryl G. Kimball

Arms Control Association Statement On Extension of P5+1 Nuclear Talks With Iran

(UPDATED 7:45 pm EST) By Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director Tonight in Vienna, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif announced that the negotiations between the United States, other great powers, and Iran to resolve concerns … Continue reading

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U.S. Pledge Not to Produce Landmines Positive, But Falls Short: It Is Time to Accede to Mine Ban Treaty

Statement of Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director Today, on the final day of the Third Review Conference of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty in Maputo, Mozambique, the United States formally announced that it will not produce or acquire any new … Continue reading

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Removal of Syrian Chemical Weapons Arsenal A Breakthrough, Yet There Is More To Be Done

Statement of Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association Ten months ago, the government of Bashar al-Assad launched a horrific Sarin gas attack that killed over 1,000 civilians on the outskirts of Damascus. The August 21 attack prompted the … Continue reading

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Iran’s Claims About Its Practical Needs for Uranium Enrichment: A Reality Check

By Daryl G. Kimball and Kelsey Davenport (updated 12:00 noon EST) Today in Vienna as P5+1 negotiators engage with their Iranian counterparts on each side’s proposals for a “comprehensive solution that would ensure Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful,” … Continue reading

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The Mixed Message of the Senate Letter On the Iran Nuclear Talks

By Daryl G. Kimball (UPDATED 8:00pm) Clearly, Congress has an important role in implementing any comprehensive, final-phase agreement between the P5+1 and Iran to “ensure Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful.” Those talks are now underway in Vienna. In … Continue reading

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Week Ahead March 10-17: Budget Details; Ukraine & New START; P5+1/Iran Talks Resume

The following are some of the key arms control dates and developments to watch in the coming week. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing to ACA’s monthly journal Arms Control Today, which … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Russia, and the NPT

By Daryl G. Kimball (UPDATED: March 9) President Vladimir Putin’s decision to send Russian military forces into the Crimean region of Ukraine earlier this month—on the basis of the claim that Ukraine’s discredited former President Viktor Yanukovich requested Russian intervention—has … Continue reading

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Week Ahead March 3-9: IAEA mtg; Pentagon Budget; Nuclear Security; Ukraine & the NPT

As the crisis in Ukraine continues to dominate global attention and the news headlines, several other arms control developments of significance in the coming week. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing to … Continue reading

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Week Ahead Feb. 24-March 2: Castle Bravo Test Anniversary; Pentagon Budget; NATO Ministers & G8 Partnership Meetings

In the coming days, the staff and editors at the Arms Control Association will be keeping an eye on the following arms control-related developments. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing to ACA’s … Continue reading

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Week Ahead Feb. 17-21: Iran Nuclear Talks Resume; OPCW Meets on Syria; Will the U.S. Join Mine Ban Treaty?

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming days, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing … Continue reading

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