Category Archives: New START

The Nuclear Triad, for Less

By Tom Z. Collina Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned this week that “tough, tough choices are coming” if the Pentagon is forced to make deep spending cuts, as required by law. Options on the table include slashing 20,000 to 30,000 … Continue reading

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Worldwide Threat and U.S. Nuclear Force Posture: What’s Wrong with this Picture?

By Greg Thielmann The intelligence community may have missed the impending collapse of Moscow’s empire in the late 1980s, but the Worldwide Threat Assessment presented to the Congress earlier this month by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper certainly reflects … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead Nov. 12-15: Iran Talks Continue; Syrian CW Plan; Senate Debates Defense

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming week, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. (Send your suggestions for events to be covered here.) – the Editors at Arms … Continue reading

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United States Lagging on New START Implementation

By Greg Thielmann The latest semi-annual exchange of data under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) shows continuing U.S. lethargy in implementing the modest reductions agreed to when it joined Russia in signing the treaty three-and-a-half years ago. One should … Continue reading

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Summit or No Summit, the U.S.-Russian Strategic Dialogue Must Go On

By Daryl G. Kimball Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama has “reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September.” The White … Continue reading

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No Evidence of INF Treaty Violation in 2013 Compliance Report

By Greg Thielmann The 2013 Arms Control Compliance Report issued by the State Department on July 12 showed little change in the assessments of U.S.-Russian arms control treaty compliance provided by last year’s report. Covering the period ending on December … Continue reading

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Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty at 45

By Daryl G. Kimball Forty-five years ago today, the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and dozens of other countries signed the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) at ceremonies in Washington, Moscow, and London. In his remarks at the … Continue reading

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