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. 27, No. 5, August

Aftershocks from the Novaya Zemlya Earthquake
A small earthquake beneath the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Novaya Zemlya has led to reports that Russia conducted a clandestine nuclear explosion at its former test site on the island. Although it is now clear that the earthquake occurred over 100...
Clinton Ends 20-Year Ban on High-Tech Arms to Latin America
THE CLINTON administration on August 1 rescinded a 20-year-old policy of restricting transfers of advanced U.S. weapons, such as combat aircraft, to Latin America, in favor of a more lenient policy of evaluating sales on a case-by-case basis. Although...
NATO and Russian Approaches to 'Adapting' the CFE Treaty
"[The greatest value of the agreement may be that the entire CFE system provides a forum for the major European states to debate, agree to and maintain a set of rules about the deployment of conventional military power on the continent." With the completion...
Nuclear Stability and Arms Sales to India: Implications for U.S. Policy
The news from South Asia has been surprisingly good in this, the 50th anniversary year of India's and Pakistan's independence. Despite earlier signs that both countries would continue to be governed by perennially weak governments, 1997 has seen the...
SCC Parties Clear Final Hurdle for ABM-TMD 'Demarcation' Accords
ON AUGUST 21, the five participating states in the Geneva-based Standing Consultative Commission (SCC)-the United States, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine-completed an agreed statement on so-called "higher-velocity" theater missile defense (TMD)...
U.S. Increases Worldwide Share of Arms Deliveries, Agreements in 1996
THE UNITED STATES dominated the conventional arms market in 1996, according to a Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report released August 13. Data measured by CRS national defense specialist Richard F. Grimmett in Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing...
U.S. Investigating Seismic Event near Russian Nuclear Test Site
ON AUGUST 16, several seismological monitoring stations in northern Europe detected a seismic event in the vicinity of the Russian nuclear test site at Novaya Zemlya. The Washington Times reported on August 28 that some U.S. officials suspect the event...
U.S.-North Korean Missile Talks Collapse Following Defection
WHILE THE collapse of U.S.-North Korean missile talks in late August may have temporarily set back Clinton administration efforts to rein in Pyongyang's missile activities, the cause of the break down-the defection to the United States of a senior North...
U.S. to Join 'Ottawa Process'; Will Seek Changes to Treaty
IN AN ELEVENTH-HOUR effort to influence the emerging draft treaty on a global anti-personnel landmine ban, the United States on August 18 announced that it would join the Canadian-led "Ottawa Process" and participate in the final round of negotiations...