Arms Control Today

Arms Control Today is a magazine published 10 times a year by the Arms Control Association in Washington, DC. Founded in 1972, its subjects are international arms control issues, peace and international affairs. Its audience includes policy makers, educators and the general public.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, January

Administration Seeks to End Ban on Aid, Arms Transfers to Pa
As part of an overall review of U.S. foreign aid policy, the Clinton administration has proposed the repeal of the 1985 "Pressler Amendment," which bars most U.S. foreign assistance and arms exports to Pakistan due to the status of Islamabad's nuclear...
A New Threat to the ABM Treaty: The Administration's TMD PR
Eight days after the Clinton administration presented a new proposal to permit development, testing and deployment of advanced anti-tactical ballistic missile (ATBM) systems to the Standing Consultative Commission of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM)...
Aspin Outlines Pentagon's New Counterproliferation Initiativ
Citing an increased threat to the United States and its allies from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin has unveiled the Defense Department's Defense Counterproliferation Initiative (DCI). In a Washington...
Clinton Initiatives Find Success in Europe - for Now
"Are the U.S. Congress, the House of Commons, the French Assembly, the German Bundestag solemnly ready to guarantee with the lives of their citizens the frontiers of say, Slovakia? If not, or not yet, then it would be a deceit to pretend otherwise."--Douglas...
Clinton, Yeltsin Reaffirm Non-Proliferation Commitments
In their joint statement at the Moscow summit January 12-15, Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin declared that "the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems represents an acute threat to international security."...
Congress Resisting Tight CWC Ratification Schedule
Clinton administration officials seeking speedy ratification of the chemical weapons disarmament treaty have run into resistance from Capitol Hill, which has balked at the tight schedule for Senate approval proposed by the administration.At a January...
CTB Talks Set for Geneva Are First for Five Nuclear Powers
Negotiations for a multilateral comprehensive test ban (CTB) treaty were slated to begin in Geneva at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) on January 25. These are the first talks since 1980 involving Washington and Moscow with the declared purpose of...
Former Soviet Republics Clear Way for Nunn-Lugar Monies
The United States has recently made significant progress in its efforts to help denuclearize and demilitarize the former Soviet Union through the "Nunn-Lugar" assistance program. Following the lead of Russia and Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan have recently...
January 'PrepCom' Achieves Agreements on Key Issues
Over 100 members of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) met in New York from January 17-21 for the second of four Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meetings to be held in advance of the 1995 NPT review and extension conference. The length of the...
North Korea Rebuffs IAEA Again despite Inspection Deal With
After extended talks with the United States, North Korea agreed in late December to accept international inspections of all seven of its declared nuclear facilities and to maintain the "continuity" of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards....
O'Leary's Test Revelations Raise Verification Questions
In a development that may have implications for the verification of a comprehensive test ban (CTB), Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary announced on December 7 that 204 of the 925 nuclear tests that have been conducted at the Nevada Test Site were unannounced....
On the Future of the NPT - towards 1995: The Prospects For
David Fischer, TOWARDS 1995: THE PROSPECTS FOR ENDING THE PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, Brookfield, VT: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1993, 288 pp., cloth, $55.95.David Fischer's new book, Towards...
Select Documents from the U.S.-Russian Summit: Joint Statem
Joint Statement by the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the United States of America on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Means of their DeliverThe White House--January 14, 1994President Clinton and President...
Select Documents from the U.S.-Russian Summit: Trilateral S
Presidents Clinton, Yeltsin and Kravchuk met in Moscow on January 14. The three Presidents reiterated that they will deal with one another as full and equal partners and that relations among their countries must be conducted on the basis of respect for...
The 103rd Congress and Arms Control
The 103rd Congress, heavily Democratic as usual, faced the unusual situation of a Democrat in the White House setting the national security agenda. Congressional Democrats spent 12 years battling the Reagan and Bush administrations on the pace of arms...
The ACDA Agenda in the Post-Cold War World
John D. Holum, director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, addressed the annual dinner of the Arms Control Association on December 13, 1993. Holum served as a defense and foreign policy adviser to President Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign...
U.S. Proposal to Retool ABM Treaty Reopens Debate on Missile
Moscow's reaction has reportedly been mixed to the U.S. proposals presented in late November in the Standing Consultative Commission (SCC) in Geneva on theatre missile defense systems and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty. The U.S. decision to...
U.S. Reaches Understanding with Ukraine, Russia on Denuclear
After a flurry of hectic 11th-hour negotiations among Russian, Ukrainian and U.S. officials, the Moscow summit produced in a trilateral statement that established a basis for the resolution of the prolonged deadlock in implementing historic arms control...
Will Political Realism Prevail in Kiev?
The Moscow summit produced a major step toward resolving the impasse on Ukrainian denuclearization, the world's most serious nuclear proliferation problem. The trilateral statement signed by Presidents Clinton, Yeltsin and Kravchuk calls for delivery...