Tag Archives: NPT

The Week Ahead March 17-20: P5+1/Iran Talks; Nuclear Security Knowledge Summit; Ukraine Crisis & New START

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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U.S. Intelligence Community Assesses Gain from Interim Agreement with Iran

By Greg Thielmann  On Jan. 29, The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, provided testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence implicitly contradicting the arguments of those criticizing the Joint Plan of Action now being implemented by Iran and … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead in Arms Control: July 1-7

This bulletin, posted on Fridays, highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming week, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. (Send suggestions for events to be covered here.) – Jefferson Morley, … Continue reading

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Closing the Loop: Iraq and the Additional Protocol

By Greg Thielmann It was encouraging, and more than a little ironic, when the government of Iraq recently ratified the Additional Protocol to its comprehensive safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Iraqi deception was the principal impetus for … Continue reading

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Clarifying the Record on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Program

By Greg Thielmann and Kelsey Davenport The Associated Press reported from Vienna September 11 that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has received “new and significant intelligence” regarding the potential military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program, particularly in the area … Continue reading

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Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr. 1924-2012

By Daryl G. Kimball Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr.–an influential nuclear arms control practitioner, advocate, scholar, and mentor for new generations of weapons and security experts–died on August 10 at the age of 87 of cancer at his home in Washington … Continue reading

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The IAEA’s Report on the Military Dimensions of Iran’s Nuclear Program

By Daryl G. Kimball, Peter Crail, and Greg Thielmann NOTE: For a more detailed summary and analysis of the IAEA’s November 8 report, see http://www.armscontrol.org The IAEA report and annex released today provides disturbing and “credible” additional details regarding Iranian … 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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North Korea’s Presidency Is Not the CD’s Real Tragedy

By Rob Golan-Vilella Two weeks ago, some eyebrows were raised when North Korea assumed the rotating presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). Observers mocked the idea that North Korea—an international pariah state that in the past decade has withdrawn … Continue reading

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