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. 5, June

An ACA Briefing on Indefinite NPT Extension and on the Moscow Summit
On May 17, the Arms Control Association (ACA) held a news conference to address important aspects of two events of fundamental important that occurred in rapid succession. These were the decision by consensus on May 11 by member states meeting in New...
Clinton, Yeltsin Continue Debate over Russia-Iran Nuclear Deal
HOPING TO reinvigorate U.S.-Russian relations in the afterglow of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Victory in Europe Day, Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin met in Moscow May 9-10 for their fourth summit, bringing to the table a host of...
DOD Officials Endorse START II during Final Senate Hearing
THE ARMED Services Committee held the Senate's last hearing on START II May 17, paving the way for the Foreign Relations Committee to mark up the resolution of ratification for a Senate vote. Walter Slocombe, under secretary of defense for policy, and...
Losing Russia or Keeping NATO: Must We Choose?
Over the past two centuries, the central issue of European security has been to define a place for Germany in the European system acceptable to the Germans and to their neighbors. After enormous bloodshed and suffering, this issue finally has been successfully...
NPT Becomes Permanent in Historic Conference Vote
IN WHAT is being hailed as a major victory in efforts to strengthen the global nuclear non-proliferation regime, the delegates to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review and extension conference in New York from more than 170 countries agreed...
Presidents Place New Limits on Fissile Material Use
PRESIDENTS BILL Clinton and Boris Yeltsin signed a join statement on "The Transparency and Irreversibility of the Process of Reducing Nuclear Weapons" during the Moscow summit, expanding their cooperative efforts to remove fissile material stockpiles...
Resolutions Adopted at the NPT Extension Conference
Principals and Objectives For Nuclear Non-Proliferation And DisarmamentReaffirming the preamble and articles of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons,Welcoming the end of the cold war, the ensuing easing of international tension and...
Select Documents from the Moscow Summit
Joint Statement on Non-ProliferationThe President of the United States of America, William J. Clinton, and the President of the Russian Federation, B.N. Yeltsin, at their meeting in Moscow May 9-10, 1995, expressed the strong view that the Nonproliferation...
The NPT: After Victory, Responsibility
The indefinite extension of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a major victory for international security. The fact that none of the 179 NPT member states dissented from the decision makes clear that the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons...
The Nunn-Lugar Program: No Time to Pull the Plug
In August 1991, the failed coup by Moscow hardliners sparked concerns that the imminent breakup of the Soviet Union could result in nuclear weapons, materials or expertise falling into the wrong hands. Three months later, Senators Sam Nunn (D-GA) and...
U.S., North Korea Begin Talks over Stalled Nuclear Accord
THE UNITED STATES and North Korea began "lower-level" negotiations May 20 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to resolve the dispute over which country will be the main supplier of two light-water nuclear reactors to be built in the North as stipulated in last...
U.S. Russian Inch Forward on European Security Issues
THE U.S.-Russian dialogue on Europe's post-Cold War security structure made limited progress at the Moscow summit, with both sides making minor, conciliatory moves on the question of Russia's participation in NATO's Partnership for Peace and the contentious...
U.S., Russia Set New 'Principles' to Address ABM-TMD Dispute
PRESIDENTS BILL Clinton and Boris Yeltsin tried during their Moscow summit to break the negotiating impasse over how to distinguish ABM systems, which are covered by the ABM Treaty, from theater missile defense (TMD) systems, which are not--a dialogue...