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. 29, No. 1, January/February

A Comprehensive Transparency Regime for Warheads and Fissile Materials
U.S.-Russian efforts to limit nuclear forces largely have ignored their most fearsome components-the nuclear warheads. Arms control agreements have instead focused on limiting the number of deployed delivery vehicles and their launchers: ballistic missiles...
CD Progress Slowed by Nuclear Disarmament Issue
AFTER CLOSING the 1998 negotiating session with ad hoc committees on a fissile material cutoff treaty and negative security assurances, the UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) failed during its first six working weeks of 1999 to resume negotiations on...
China Warns U.S. on East Asian Missile Defense Cooperation
AMID GROWING concern in Washington about missile proliferation in Asia and Chinese espionage in the United States, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright left on February 28 for two days of meetings with Chinese leaders in Beijing. Although her mission...
Cochran, Weldon Reintroduce Missile Defense Legislation
SKEPTICAL OF the Clinton administration's commitment to national missile defense (NMD), Senator Thad Cochran (RMS) and Representative Curt Weldon (RPA) reintroduced separate legislation on January 20 and February 4, respectively, calling for the deployment...
Cohen Announces NMD Restructring, Funding Boost
ON JANUARY 20, Secretary of Defense William Cohen announced a major restructuring of the U.S. national missile defense (NMD) and "upper-tier" theater missile defense (TMD) programs, as well as the commitment for the first time of funds for actual NMD...
Dereliction of Duty
Ignoring its constitutional treaty-making responsibilities, the Republican Senate leadership has allowed Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, to single-handedly block Senate action on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty...
Factfile: The Ottawa Convention: Signatories and Ratifiers
On March 1, six months after its ratification by the 40th state, the Ottawa Convention banning the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel landmines (APLs) will enter into force. Sixty-seven states out of 135 signatories have now...
India, Pakistan Agree on Security, Confidence-Building Measures
NINE MONTHS after their nuclear tests raised fears of an uncontrolled arms race in South Asia, India and Pakistan agreed to a series of security and confidence-building measures following a meeting of their prime ministers in Lahore, Pakistan, February...
Jump-START: Retaking the Initiative to Reduce Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers
On February 25, the Committee on Nuclear Policy released a report, entitled Jump-START. Retaking the Initiative to Reduce Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers, to address the current impasse in strategic nuclear arms control exemplified by Russia's delay in...
Pentagon Reports Higher Proposed Weapons Deals
DESPITE THE ASIAN economic crisis, falling oil prices and decisions by states in Central Europe and Latin America to defer weapons purchases, the Pentagon notified Congress of proposed arms sales in 1998 worth more than $12.1 billion, almost $1.5 billion...
The World's Growing Inventory of Civil Spent Fuel
The rapid and already large accumulation of spent fuel generated by civil nuclear power reactors around the world represents a significant but neglected problem for the nuclear non-proliferation regime as well as for the nuclear industry and an environmentally...
UN Creates New Panel to Review Iraqi Disarmament
WITH UN DISARMAMENT activities in Iraq suspended and the credibility of the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) under attack, the Security Council on January 30 approved the creation of a new panel to review the status of Iraq's disarmament and recommend...
U.S. Sanctions Russian Entities for Iranian Dealings
AGAINST A BACKDROP of deteriorating U.S.-Russian relations, the Clinton administration on January 12 announced the imposition of economic sanctions on three Russian entities for sharing nuclear and missile technology with Iran. National Security Adviser...