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. 25, No. 10, December/January

1994 UN Arms Register Reflects Regime's Limits
THE FINAL declarations for the UN Register of Conventional Arms for 1994, released October 30, reveal that the three-year-old arms transfer transparency effort continues to face many of the same problems that have plagued the register since its inception....
CFE Treaty Final Cuts Completed; Progress Made on 'Flank' Dispute
NOVEMBER 17 marked the completion of arms reductions under the 1990 Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty. At the end of the accord's 40-month reduction period, the 30 states parties to the treaty had reduced their heavy conventional weapons...
Clinton Approves, Vetoes Defense Bills for FY96
To secure congressional approval for U.S. participation in the NATO-led peacekeeping operation in Bosnia, President Bill Clinton on November 30 approved a $243 billion defense appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 1996, even though the accompanying,...
Final Text of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
In early 1996, African leaders will travel to Cairo, Egypt, to sign the African nuclear-weapon-free zone treaty, capping African countries' 35-year effort to ban all such weapons on the continent. Informally called the Pelindaba Treaty (ironically, the...
KEDO, North Korea Sign Contract for Supply of Nuclear Reactors
AFTER THREE months of hard negotiations, the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), an international consortium led by the United States, Japan and South Korea, on December 15 signed a formal contract with North Korea for the construction...
Post-COCOM 'Wassenaar Arrangement' Set to Begin New Export Control Role
THE 28-NATION successor regime to the Cold War-era Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls (COCOM) took another step toward operation December 19, when members agreed on the "initial elements" of the so-called "Wassenaar Arrangement."...
Senate Begins Debate on START II after Helms Relents
ON DECEMBER 22, the resolution of ratification of the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START II) finally came before the full Senate although no final vote was taken. The resolution included six "conditions" and seven "declarations," none of which...
South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program: From Deterrance to Dismantlement
On March 24, 1993, some 20 months after South Africa acceded to the nuclear NonProliferation Treaty (NPT) as a nonnuclear-weapon state, South African President Frederik W. de Klerk informed a joint session of Parliament, and the world at large, that...
Southeast Asian Countries Agree to Create Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
MEETING IN Bangkok, Thailand, on December 15, leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries voted to ban all nuclear explosive devices permanently from their region. The seven-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-comprising Brunei, Indonesia,...
START I Parties Reaffirm Limits on Space Launch Vehicles
ON SEPTEMBER 28, at a meeting of the START I Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission aCIC) in Geneva, the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed a joint statement on the use of treaty-accountable ICBMs and SLBMs as space launch...
The Pelindaba Treaty: Africa Joins the Nuclear-Free World
If "Pelindaba" has meant anything at all to students of arms control, it has been in connection to the nuclear research center near Pretoria where, during the 1970s, South Africa conducted much of its secret research and development work on the country's...
The View from Moscow
A more nationalist Duma and a more assertive foreign minister, Yevgeny Primakov, have come to power in Moscow. Both face serious challenges to achieving two of the foreign policy goals recently articulated by Primakov: defending Russia's national interests...
U.S., Russia Agree on Framework for ABM-TMD 'Demarcation' Talks
AFTER MONTHS of stalemate, on November 17 Undersecretary of State Lynn Davis and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Georgi Mamedov reached an "agreed framework" for negotiating a "demarcation line" between theater missile defense (TMD) systems, which are...
U.S., Seoul to Continue Talks on Future of Missile Accord
THE UNITED States and South Korea have agreed to continue in early 1996 negotiations over Seoul's request to abandon a 1979 bilateral missile control agreement that prohibits South Korea from developing ballistic missiles with ranges greater than 180...