Category Archives: Europe

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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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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Rushing to Failure, Again

Hit or Miss, Sunday’s Missile Defense Test Will Not Justify Expansion By Tom Z. Collina In 2004, President George W. Bush began fielding the Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD) system that is in place today, composed of 30 interceptor missiles in … Continue reading

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European Missile Defense No Answer to Russia

The just-passed House Armed Services Committee plan to accelerate U.S. missile defense deployments in Poland to counter Russian action in Ukraine is all bark and no bite.  By Tom Z. Collina The United States has a strategic interest in establishing … 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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The Week Ahead, Jan 27-Feb. 2: State of the Union

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 to ACA’s … 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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Limited Test Ban Treaty Turns 50

Note: The following essay by Daryl G. Kimball and Wade Boese was originally published in the October 2003 issue of Arms Control Today as “Limited Test Ban Treaty Turns 40″ Like all first steps, it was long awaited, tentative, and … Continue reading

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