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. 32, No. 4, May

Bush Refuses to Certify Russian Chem-Bio Compliance
NEWS AND NEGOTIATIONS THE WHITE HOUSE notified Moscow in early April that President George W Bush cannot certify Russia's compliance with chemical and biological arms control accords, stalling the implementation of joint programs to ameliorate the threat...
CD Ends First Part of Session in Deadlock
The Conference on Disarmament (CD) concluded the first third of its three-part annual session on March 29 without starting any treaty negotiations and with little prospect that negotiations will begin when the conference resumes May 13. Speaking the...
Chemical Weapons Convention Chief Removed at U.S. Initiative
NEWS AND NEGOTIATIONS THE HEAD OF the organization implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) was voted out of office by convention member states on April 22, ending a nearly three-month-long diplomatic offensive led by the United States. With...
DOE, South Carolina Deadlocked over Plutonium Shipments
NEWS AND NEGOTIATIONS AFTER MONTHS OF negotiations, the Energy Department and South Carolina are at an impasse that threatens to stall U.S. implementation of an agreement with Russia on disposing of weapons-origin plutonium. South Carolina's Savannah...
Europeans Scrutinize Arms Sales to Israel
NEWS BRIEFS In April, European legislators called for an arms embargo on Israel because of its military operation launched March 29 in the Palestinian West Bank. European governments have yet to act officially, although some, such as Germany and the...
Missile Defense Test Site Contracts Awarded
NEWS BRIEFS Major construction activity on a proposed U.S. missile defense test site at Fort Greely, Alaska, is projected to start this June under two contracts awarded April 16 to private construction companies. Boeing, the lead private contractor on...
NPT States Convene for PrepCom, Discuss Treaty Implementation
NEWS AND NEGOTIATIONS DELEGATES FROM MORE than 100 countries met April 8-19 in New York to debate the implementation of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), with the United States drawing muted criticism for policies that some believe undermine...
Progress and Challenges in Denuclearizing North Korea
An ACA Press Conference On April 10, the Arms Control Association held a press conference after the Bush administration decided that it would not certify North Korea's compliance with the 1994 Agreed Framework, which requires North Korea to freeze and...
Rhetoric or Reality? Missile Defense under Bush
Despite the Bush administration's push for missile defense, the only system likely to be ready by 2008 is a ground-based theater defense capable of shooting down short-- range missiles. Since it assumed office, the administration of President George...
South Korea to Purchase 40 U.S. Fighter Jets
NEWS BRIEFS After a drawn-out and fiercely contested competition, South Korea announced April 19 that it would purchase U.S.-made combat jets instead of French fighters in an estimated $4.4 billion deal for 40 planes. Pending finalization of a contract,...
The Pressing Need for Tactical Nuclear Weapons Control
By ignoring the issue at the upcoming Moscow summit, the Bush administration is missing an excellent opportunity to place tactical nuclear weapons back on the U.S.Russian agenda. hen Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin meet in Moscow at the...
The Test Moratorium's Uncertain Future
FOCUS It has been nearly 10 years since the United States has conducted a nuclear test explosion. After 1,030 U.S. nuclear detonations, Congress, following the Soviet Union's lead, legislated a halt to nuclear testing in the fall of 1992. This test moratorium...
U.S. and Russia at Odds over Strategic Reductions Agreement
NEWS AND NEGOTIATIONS DESPITE MONTHS OF talks, substantial differences remain between Washington and Moscow over a legally binding accord to codify strategic nuclear force reductions, and it remains unclear whether the two sides will reach agreement...
U.S. Halts Arms Sales to Zimbabwe, Lifts Ban on Armenia, Azerbaijan
CHARGING THAT ZIMBABWE'S latest national election "subverted the democratic process," the Bush administration announced April 17 that U.S. arms exports to the African country would be halted and that future weapons requests would be denied indefinitely....
U.S. Reportedly to Study Nuclear Warheads for Missile Defense
NEWS AND NEGOTIATIONS A SENIOR PENTAGON advisory group reporting directly to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reportedly will study the possibility of arming U.S. missile defense interceptors with nuclear warheads, eliciting strong objections from...