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. 30, No. 5, June

2000 NPT Review Conference Final Document
The states party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) convened April 24 at United Nations headquarters in New York to review the last five years of the treaty's operation and to make recommendations for its continued implementation. On May 22,...
A World without Arms Control?
Flanked by an honor guard of Cold Warriors, on May 23 Governor George W. Bush proclaimed a vision of a world freed from the arms control constraints negotiated over the past 40 years. His recognition that the world has entered a new post-Cold War environment...
Bush Outlines Arms Control and Missile Defense Plans
JOINING A GROWING chorus of Republicans, Texas Governor George W. Bush warned President Bill Clinton on May 23 against concluding a deal with Russia that would limit any future U.S. national missile defense (NMD). Speaking at the National Press Club...
CD Resumes 2000 Negotiating Session
The 66-member UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) resumed plenary meetings May 25, only days after the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference issued a call for the CD to negotiate and conclude a ban on the production of fissile material...
Clinton Administration Eases Arms Export Process for Allies
CLAIMING THE GOAL of bolstering U.S. defense trade, interoperability, and cooperation with foreign allies, the Clinton administration unveiled 17 initiatives on May 24 that will make it easier to ship U.S. weapons and technology to NATO members, Japan,...
CWC Conference Meets, Extends Deadline for Russia
RUSSIA RECEiVED AN extension of a Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) deadline to destroy 1 percent of its Category 1 chemical weapons by April 29 from the fifth Conference of States Parties, held May 15 to 19. The decision effectively merges the missed...
Joint Chiefs of Staff 'Uncomfortable' with START III Reductions below 2,000-2,500
FURTHER COMPLICATING THE Clinton administration's already tenuous negotiating position at the June 3-5 Moscow summit, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) appeared to reject START III reductions below 2,000-2,500 deployed strategic warheads. The chiefs' testimony,...
Negotiating an End to North Korea's Missile-Making
To negotiate an end to North Korea's missile threat, the United States and the D.P.R.K. need to set political relations on a new course by declaring an end to enmity. In the debate over national missile defense, threatmongers are hyping the missile menace...
NMD Test Delayed until July; Review to Start in June
A CRUCIAL TEST of the proposed limited national missile defense (NMD) scheduled for June 26 will slip until at least early July and possibly as late as the end of August. Despite the testing delay and accusations that data revealing the system can be...
NPT Review Conference Finds Consensus, Issues Document
DEFYING PREDICTIONS OF gridlock, the states party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) achieved consensus May 19 on a final document for the 2000 NPT review conference, reflecting broad compromise on the issues of disarmament and universal adherence...
Russia Approves Topol-M, Warns Missile Could Defeat U.S. Defense
A "SPECIAL STATE commission" formally approved the Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile in the final week of April, authorizing deployment of the full planned contingent of Russia's most sophisticated nuclear missile. Russian defense officials...
Russia Reaffirms Nuclear Suppliers Group Commitment
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR Putin amended a 1992 presidential decree on nuclear export controls May 7, setting conditions for the export of nuclear technology to countries that have not committed their nuclear programs to full-scope International Atomic...
The Case for Iraq's Qualitative Disarmament
Efforts to resume weapons inspections in Iraq have long been at an impasse. It has been 18 months since inspectors from the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) were withdrawn from Iraq and six months since the Security Council created a successor...
The Protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention Is within Reach
It is possible to reach compromise on the protocol's outstanding issues while accounting for different statesparties' concerns and still meeting the group's mandate to strengthen the BWC. The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) prohibits all use of disease...