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. 28, No. 1, January/February

Advancing the Arms Control Agenda: Pitfalls and Possibilities
Before its annual membership meeting on February 18, ACA presented a panel discussion of the arms control issues facing the Clinton administration and the Senate in the coming years and the state of U.S.-Russian relations. Panelists included Spurgeon...
CD Opens '98 Session as Members Reiterate Competing Priorities
THE UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) convened its first session of 1998 on January 20 after a paralyzed conference in 1997 failed to establish even a single ad hoc committee to begin negotiations, the only time in the conference's 19-year history that...
Clinton Moves to Implement Sino-U.S. Nuclear Agreement
FOLLOWING THROUGH on his October announcement that China had met the non-proliferation standards demanded by U.S. laws, President Bill Clinton submitted to Congress on January 12 the certifications and reports necessary to activate the Sino-U.S. nuclear...
Clinton Urges Senate to Act on CTB; Helms Calls Treaty 'Low Priority'
IN LATE January, the Clinton administration launched its campaign to achieve swift Senate approval of the Comprehensive Test Ban (CTB) Treaty. During his January 27 State of the Union address, President Clinton urged the Senate to give its advice and...
Give Diplomacy a Chance
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's last-minute resolution of the latest Iraqi crisis saved the United States from the potentially disastrous consequences of its planned bombing campaign against Iraq. The attack would almost certainly not have secured...
International Group Issues Call for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
ONE HUNDRED and seventeen international civilian leaders from 46 nations, including former President Jimmy Carter and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, issued a statement February 2 calling for the ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide....
Iraq Strikes New Deal on Inspections at Special Sites
WITH A U.S.-led strike on Iraq possibly only days off, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan brokered an 11th-hour deal with Saddam Hussein, averting what could have been the most significant conflict in the region since the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The new...
Proposed FMS Deals in 1997 Reflect Tight Markets, Economic Woes
DURING 1997, the Department of Defense notified Congress of requests from 18 countries for military equipment and services worth $10.6 billion. These requests came through the Pentagon's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, which conducts U.S. government-to-government...
Russia Issues New Export Decree to Stem Missile Transfers to Iran
FOLLOWING A year of steady highlevel U.S. diplomatic pressure, Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin on January 22, issued a new "catch-all" regulation to cut off the flow of Russian technology and materials to Iran's ballistic missile development...
Strategic Agreements and the CTB Treaty: Striking the Right Balance
On February 18, Robert Bell, special assistant to the president for national security and counselor to the assistant to the president for national security affairs, delivered the luncheon address to the Arms Control Association's annual membership meeting....
Verifying the BWC: The Pharmaceutical Industry's View
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is the leading trade association for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. On May 16, 1996, the PhRMA Executive Committee approved a statement supporting the goals and objectives of the Biological...