Category Archives: Regions

The Week Ahead, May 19-23: IAEA Report on Iran; Congress Acts on Defense Authorization Bills

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

Posted in Iran, Middle East, New START, Nuclear Weapons, The Week Ahead, U.S. defense budget

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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Another View from Israel on Iran’s Nuclear Program and What it Means

By Greg Thielmann  Comments by the former Director-General of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, Brig. Gen. Uzi Eilam, made big news in Israel on May 8 because they seriously challenge key elements of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s narrative concerning the … 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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Creeping Toward the New START Limits

By Greg Thielmann The latest data on strategic weapons exchanged between Russia and the United States under terms of the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) shows movement by both countries toward the three key limits of the … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead, April 7-11: Iran Talks Resume; Hagel in China; CTBTO Group of Eminent Persons Meets

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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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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