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. 5, June

Disposing of Chemical Warfare Agents and Munitions Stockpile
There are at least two important reasons to dispose of U.S. chemical warfare agents and munitions stockpiles without deliberate delay. One is the laudable intent to rid the world of these dangerous weapons of mass destruction. The other is the pragmatic...
Forging an Effective Biological Weapons Regime
In September, signatories to the 22-year-old Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) will gather in Geneva to carefully study scientific and technical evaluations of measures by a panel of international governmental experts that are designed to...
House Committee Gets an Update on CTR Progress
In response to congressional concern over continuing delays in the administration's Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) projects under the "Nunn-Lugar" assistance program, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy Harold Smith testified...
House Panel Approves $263.3 Billion FY95 Defense Authorizati
The House Armed Services Committee has approved a fiscal year (FY) 1995 defense budget of $263.3 billion that places increased emphasis on theater missile defense (TMD) systems and funds construction of a controversial nuclear-powered aircraft carrier....
Miguel Marin-Bosch: Achieving a Comprehensive Test Ban
After years of delay, serious negotiations on a comprehensive test ban (CTB) treaty began in Geneva in January, and the are indications that rapid progress could come during the next few months, with important implications for other arms control treaties.Ambassador...
New Presidential Directive Gives U.S. Peacekeeping Guideline
After a year-long policy review, the Clinton administration has reached agreement on a U.S. peacekeeping policy adapted for the post-Cold War environment. The decision was formalized in Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 25, "U.S. Policy on Reforming...
Senators Hear Testimony against Changes to the ABM Treaty
At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on May 3, several witnesses expressed grave concerns about the administration's proposal to reinterpret the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty to permit the deployment of highly capable anti-tactical ballistic...
The Cambridge Gang Strikes Again - New Nuclear Nations: Con
Robert D. Blackwill and Albert Carnesale, eds, NEW NUCLEAR NATIONS: CONSEQUENCES FOR U.S. POLICY. New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press. 1993, 272 pp., paper, $17.95.The Cambridge gang is at it again. Robert D. Blackwill, a former foreign service...
The Continuing North Korean Nuclear Crisis
Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr,: We think this is a very appropriate time for a new look at the North Korean nuclear crisis, now that Pyongyang has made the long-anticipated announcement that it is going to begin refueling its small, 5-megawatt electric nuclear...
U.S., Russia Begin Detailed Talks on Fissile Materials
The United States and Russia have begun a series of talks at the working group level on technical details of agreements reached in principle earlier this year to limit and monitor fissile materials.The agreements were between Presidents Bill Clinton...
What Price Counterproliferation?
The Clinton administration is promoting "counterproliferation" as a central component of its defense posture. The new program calls for a broad range of actions in anticipation of the failure of the non-proliferation regime, including specialized munitions...