Category Archives: Africa

U.S. Signature Needed to Advance Global Arms Trade Treaty

By Daryl G. Kimball   On Monday June 3, leaders from dozens of states will gather at the United Nations in New York to sign the new Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT will—for the first time— establish common international … Continue reading

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Fissile Material Removal Underscores Need for Full Congressional Support

By Daryl G. Kimball Arms control works when governments and political leaders work together and commit the necessary resources to get the job done. This week, the South African government and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced the successful return … Continue reading

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Nuclear Disarmament: the South African Example

by Daryl G. Kimball Is a world free of nuclear weapons possible? Do states that have developed nuclear weapons have the vision and the courage to verifiably eliminate their nuclear arsenals? As South Africa has shown, some do. Others can. … Continue reading

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NWFZ Protocols Submitted to Senate

The White House announced yesterday that the President has submitted the Protocols to the African and the South Pacific Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaties to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent to ratification. Fifteen years since these Treaties were … Continue reading

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Update: Cluster Munitions, Obama Administration, Global Activities

By Jeff Abramson As the year progresses, we’ll revisit the mid-term grades given the Obama administration on their conventional weapons policies. For the moment, the D grade on cluster munitions remains unchanged because U.S. policy is unchanged, but there is … Continue reading

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Arms Exporters React to Middle East Unrest

By Xiaodon Liang Arms suppliers have scrambled to readjust their export policies in the face of political unrest against client governments in the Middle East and North Africa. Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, the three largest exporters of arms … Continue reading

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Ratifying the Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Protocols

By Alfred Nurja In a little noted section of a speech before the Conference on Disarmament, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller reiterated a commitment made last year by Secretary Clinton to submit for “Senate advice and consent the … Continue reading

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