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. 27, No. 6, September

Bulgaria, Slovakia Still Hold SS-23s
The United States continues to press Bulgaria and Slovakia to destroy their small inventories of SS-23 ballistic missiles, but resistance from both governments has stalled U.S. efforts to eliminate one of the Cold War's remaining vestiges. Both countries...
Clinton Sends CTB Treaty to Senate; Hearings Set to Begin in October
NEARLY ONE YEAR after signing the Comprehensive Test Ban (CTB) Treaty, the Clinton administration on September 22 formally transmitted the accord to the Senate, setting the stage for a likely battle with conservative Republicans who appear to be in no...
Clinton Steps Up Effort to Enact 1985 Sino-U.S. Nuclear Agreement
IN ANTICIPATION of the October 29 summit in Washington between President Bill Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin, U.S. and Chinese officials have been working to improve Beijing's non-proliferation credentials, once again under attack in Congress...
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
Preamble The States Parties, Determined to put an end to the suffering and casualties caused by anti-personnel mines, that kill or maim hundreds of people every week, mostly innocent and defenceless civilians and especially children, obstruct economic...
Deadlock Continues to Plague CD through Final 1997 Session
THE DEEPLY DIVIDED UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) concluded its final session of 1997 on September 9, having failed to agree on a work program during the year and-for the first time in its 19-year history-to establish a single ad hoc negotiating committee....
New START II and ABM Treaty Documents
On September 26, the United States signed several important arms control agreements and issued a number of joint and unilateral statements related to START II and the 1972 ABM Treaty, codifying the commitments made by Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris...
Russia-Iran Ties Remain Issue at Gore-Chernomyrdin Meeting
THE CLINTON administration's ongoing campaign to convince Russia to sever its civil nuclear ties with Iran was rebuffed once again by Moscow during the latest session of the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission September 22-23. Russian officials also rejected,...
Russian Officials Deny Claims of Missing Nuclear Weapons
THE CONTINUING debate over Russia's command and control of its nuclear arsenal intensified on September 7 when retired General Alexander Lebed, former secretary of the Russian Security Council, told the CBS news program "60 Minutes" that he believes...
SCC Parties Sign Agreements on Multilateralization, TMD Systems
IN A SEPTEMBER 26 ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, representatives of the United States, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine signed a set of agreements that seek to establish a "demarcation line between theater missile defense (TMD)...
The Debate over NATO Expansion: A Critique of the Clinton Administration's Responses to Key Questions
With the Senate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled to begin hearings October 7 on NATO's planned expansion, the debate over the rationale, implications and wisdom of the alliance's decision to enlarge is now formally underway. On September 10, the...
The Next Step in Strategic Arms Control
Following up on the Helsinki summit, a package of agreements was signed in New York September 26 that addresses the Russian Duma's concerns about the fairness of START II and the Senate's concerns about the impact of the ABM Treaty on theater missile...
The Ottawa Landmine Treaty
On September 18, the 90-some countries participating in the Ottawa Process, the Canadian-led effort to negotiate a global ban on anti-personnel landmines (APLs), accepted a final treaty text that supporting states are expected to sign in Ottawa in early...
U.S., Russia Sign Agreements on Plutonium-Producing Reactors
VICE PRESIDENT Al Gore and Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin met in Moscow September 22-23 for the ninth session of the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation, commonly known as the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission....
U.S., Russia Sign START II Accords; Yeltsin Pushes for Treaty Approval
ON SEPTEMBER 26, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeniy Primakov signed a set of agreements related to START II, codifying commitments made by the United States and Russia at the Helsinki summit in March, as part...