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. 24, No. 3, April

Administration's Export Act Proposal Rankles Industry, Contr
The Clinton administration has unveiled its proposal for a new Export Administration Act (EAA) that would place a greater emphasis on multilateral control of proliferation-sensitive items, make it more difficult for the United States to unilaterally...
Budget Cuts, Troop Withdrawals Shake, Reshape Russian Milita
Huge cuts in defense spending proposed March 3 in the Russian government's new budget have sparked another round of political controversy in Moscow at a time when Russian leaders are also struggling to conclude some unfinished Cold War business by arranging...
CD Negotiators Offer Proposals for Comprehensive Test Ban TR
As the conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva neared the end of its first 1994 session January 25 to March 31), talks on a comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT) had produced a number of proposals from different countries, but no draft treaty text. It...
DOD Plan Calls for More Transparency in Managing U.S.-Russia
The Pentagon has devised a new plan to "enhance the transparency of [U.S. and Russian] warhead storage, transportation and dismantlement by means of mutually acceptable techniques for monitoring and accounting." Appearing on March 9 before the House...
Highly Capable Theater Missile Defenses and the ABM Treaty
Since 1972 the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty has been one of the fundamental building blocks of U.S.-Soviet and U.S.-Russian arms control efforts. By severely restricting the deployment of defensive systems that could undermine deterrent capabilities,...
New Threats to the NPT and the ABM Treaty
Although the last few months have seen a number of positive steps in arms control--the start of negotiations for a comprehensive test ban treaty, the extension of the U.S. nuclear testing moratorium through September 1995, an ingenious trilateral deal...
Non-Proliferation and National Security
It is a pleasure to be here. Speaking to an audience as knowledgeable as this one, I certainly feel as though I am among friends. I would first like to address a couple of issues that are much on our minds in the administration and I know must be on...
Pentagon Report Provides Glimpse into Future Nuclear Policie
The secretary of defense's Annual Report to the President and the Congress for 1994, which was released earlier this year under former Secretary of Defense Les Aspin's name, provides some valuable details on the future direction of U.S. defense policy...
Senators Appear Skeptical of ABM Treaty Modifications
At a March 10 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, several senators questioned the wisdom of the Clinton administration's proposal to try to "clarify" a key provision in the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty that would permit the development...
The North Korean Missile Program: How Advanced Is It?
For the past three years there have been increasing numbers of reports that North Korea is developing a 1,000-to 1,300-kilometer range missile generally referred to as the NoDong-1. Pyongyang's missile program has generated international concern because...
Ukraine Begins Transfer of Strategic Nuclear Warheads
In the continuing up and down saga of U.S. efforts to help denuclearize Ukraine, there was some good news and some bad news in early March. The good news was that Ukraine has already begun to implement the January 14 trilateral statement by sending the...
U.S. Moving toward Sanctions as North Korea Blocks Inspectio
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors approved a resolution March 21 calling on North Korea "immediately to allow the IAEA to complete all requested inspection activities and to comply fully with its safeguards agreement."...
U.S., Russia Reach Agreement for Plutonium Site Inspections
After three days of talks in Washington, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Hazel O'Leary and Russia's Minister of Atomic Energy (MINATOM) Viktor Mikhailov announced on March 16 that they had reached an agreement to conduct one round of inspections...