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. 6, July

Fifty Years of Nuclear Testing
1945July 16 The United States conducts the first nuclear test, the "Trinity" explosion, at Alamagordo Air Base, New Mexico (19 kilotons).August 6 The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima (15 kilotons), causing an estimated 140,000 deaths by...
France to Resume Nuclear Testing; Move Draws International Criticism
ON JUNE 13, just one month after the end of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review and extension conference, newly elected President Jacques Chirac announced that France will resume nuclear testing at Mururoa and Fangataufa atolls in the South Pacific...
High Noon for the NPT
From April 17 to May 12, 175 of the 178 parties to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) met at the United Nations to determine, as required by Article X (2) of the treaty, "whether the Treaty shall continue in force indefinitely, or shall be extended...
Joint U.S.-North Korean Press Statement, June 13, 1995
The delegations of the United States of America (U.S.) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held talks in Kuala Lumpur from May 19 to June 12, 1995, with respect to implementation of the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework of October 21, 1994.Both...
Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization Executive Board Resolution 1995-12, June 13, 1995
The Executive Board of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization,Having held its third meeting on June 13, 1995 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, attended by one representative each from the Republic of Korea, Japan, and the United States of America,Noting...
Legislation Seeks Limits on U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Use
CONCERNED THAT the Clinton administration has not taken sufficiently vigorous steps to eliminate landmines worldwide, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Lane Evans (D-IL) introduced legislation June 16 that would severely restrict U.S. military...
Missile Transfer Reports Cloud Already Sour Sino-U.S. Relations
IN THE wake of President Bill Clinton's decision to allow the June visit of Taiwanese President Lee Teng-Hui, on June 16 China officially recalled its ambassador to Washington for "consultations" and canceled bilateral talks on a number of pending issues,...
NATO Ministers Address Key European Security Issues
AT THE semiannual meeting of NATO's Defense Planning Committee and Nuclear Planning Group in Brussels June 8, NATO foreign ministers committed to maintaining a UN force in Bosnia, arguing that its departure could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe and...
Nuclear Rollback Decisions: Future Lessons?
The recent indefinite extension of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) underscores the fact that the vast majority of states continue to see that their security is best served without nuclear weapons.However, at one time or another, nine countries...
The CTB under Fire
Nuclear non-proliferation suffered a major setback when it recently became known that the Pentagon was proposing the comprehensive test ban (CTB) treaty now under negotiation be converted into a threshold treaty, permitting nuclear tests with yields...
The Human Element in Russia's Chemical Weapons Disposal Efforts
The tragic events in Tokyo on the morning of March 20 re-awakened international attention to the issue of chemical weapons as a potent tool of warfare, terrorism and intimidation.That morning, 12 Japanese subway commuters were killed and thousands more...
U.S., North Korea Resolve Dispute over Supplier of Nuclear Reactors
AFTER NEARLY eight months of contentious negotiations, the United States and North Korea reached agreement June 13 on the supplier for the two nuclear reactors promised Pyongyang under last October's framework accord that froze the North's nuclear weapons...
U.S. Remains No. 1 Arms Exporter as Demand for U.S. Weapons Falls
THE GLOBAL buying spree of U.S. arms that followed the Gulf War has now ended, and U.S. foreign military sales (FMS) agreements have dropped by more than 50 percent, according to the 1995 Foreign Military Sales, Foreign Military Construction Sales and...