Tag Archives: Arms Control Treaties

Marking the International Day Against Nuclear Tests

By Daryl G. Kimball, with research support from Daria Medvedev and Wanda Archy Today is the official International Day Against Nuclear Tests, established in 2009 on the anniversary of the closure of the main former Soviet test site of Semipalatinsk, where more … Continue reading

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Rep. Turner, Sen. Kyl Try to Rewrite Terms of New START Resolution of Ratification

By Rob Golan-Vilella and Daryl G. Kimball Last December, the Senate approved the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by a vote of 71-26. In the context of the treaty’s consideration, a number of Senators expressed their support for … Continue reading

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After New START, What’s Next? Remarks at 3rd Annual “Nuclear Deterrence Summit”

Arms Control Association Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball discussed what’s next after New START yesterday at the 3rd Annual “Nuclear Deterrence Summit,” in Crystal City, VA. Below are his prepared remarks: After New START, What’s Next? It’s a pleasure and … Continue reading

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Provide for the Common Defense: Bolton and Yoo Attack New START

By Matt Sugrue There are certain openings that let you know that you’re in for an experience: the first five minutes of the first Lord of the Rings film, Eli “Paperboy” Reed’s soul scream at the start of the song … Continue reading

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New START vs. the Bolton Uncertainty Principle

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue John Bolton argues in the Wall Street Journal that: [United States] will pay for [the New START] mistake in future conflicts entirely unrelated to Russia….New Start’s limits on delivery systems reflect military judgments only marginally. … Continue reading

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A Close Look at New START Critiques

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue In a recent op-ed for National Review Online, former Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance Paula DeSutter offers some critiques of New START. She writes: the Obama administration’s dismissal of the consequences of … Continue reading

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Trust but Verify: A Brief Response to New START Criticisms

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue In a recent op-ed, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) argues against New START on the basis of three points: that the Russians will maintain a tactical nuclear weapons advantage over the United States, supposed constraints on … Continue reading

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Convention on Cluster Munitions Enters into Force without U.S. Signature

By ACA Intern Valerie Pacer The Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force on August 1, 2010 with thirty-eight ratifications and one hundred and eight signatories. The United States, Russia, China, India, Brazil are just some of the many states … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Mistaken New START Theses

By ACA Intern Matthew Sugrue Mitt Romney recently published a follow-up to his Washington Post critique in the National Review. Unfortunately, as in his first piece for the Washington Post Mr. Romney incorrectly represents some of New START’s provisions. There … Continue reading

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The Mine Ban Treaty: A Treaty to Join

By ACA Intern Valerie Pacer The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (also known as the Mine Ban Treaty and the Ottawa Convention), enjoys widespread international support.  One hundred and fifty-six … Continue reading

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