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Statement on Chemical Weapons Use in Syria and the International Response

Daryl G. Kimball Executive Director, Arms Control Association August 28, 2013 The deadly war for control of Syria has taken a gruesome turn for the worse with the heinous attack against civilian populations on the outskirts of Damascus on August … Continue reading

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NATO On Nuclear Weapons: Opportunities Missed and Next Steps Forward

By Daryl G. Kimball, Oliver Meier, and Paul Ingram At their May 20-21 summit in Chicago, NATO leaders missed an important opportunity to change the Alliance’s outdated nuclear policy and open the way to improving European security by the removal … Continue reading

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Kahl and Kroenig Debate Timing and Utility of Iran Strike

By Ari Kattan Colin Kahl and Matthew Kroenig engaged in  another debate last week in their ongoing back-and-forth over the timing and utility of a potential preventive attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.  The now-famous debate between these two former Defense … Continue reading

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Germany pushes for changes in NATO’s nuclear posture

By Oliver Meier As NATO works to revise its nuclear and deterrence strategy in time for its May 2012 Summit in Chicago, Germany is pushing for changes in the Alliance’s declaratory policy and for a stronger role of NATO in … Continue reading

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Whither the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty?

By Daryl G. Kimball Today, the Obama administration announced it “would cease carrying out certain obligations under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty with regard to Russia.” The announcement is a symptom of the long-running disputes that have … Continue reading

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France and Germany agree on truce over nuclear arms control committee as NATO works on Deterrence and Defense Posture Review

By Oliver Meier On July 7, in a rare show of unity on nuclear issues between France and Germany, the ambassadors of both countries sent a joint proposal to NATO members on the future of the new Weapons of Mass … Continue reading

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More Collateral Damage from Missile Defense

U.S.-Russian negotiations on strategic arms reductions have demonstrated time and again that U.S. missile defense plans are an obstacle to negotiating lower levels of offensive nuclear forces.  Security experts have been providing more reminders lately that in attempting to treat … Continue reading

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Emerging into the Light

By Greg Thielmann For more than a year, U.S. analysts responsible for monitoring Russia’s nuclear arsenal have been traveling through a long and increasingly dark tunnel. The sensitive information that had flowed out of Russia for years on strategic forces … Continue reading

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Debating Missile Defense

During the final panel of ACA’s “Next Steps in Arms Control” conference today, the discussion turned to missile defense. Panelists discussed the upcoming NATO summit in Lisbon, the Obama administration’s Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA), and the prospects for NATO-Russia cooperation … Continue reading

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NATO and Missile Defense: Conspicuous Vagueness

By Scoville Fellow Rob Golan-Vilella Recently, the issue of NATO missile defense capabilities has come to the fore. The United States is hoping that at November’s NATO summit in Lisbon, the alliance will officially approve a plan to turn the … Continue reading

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