Center for Arms Control

About Us

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to enhancing international peace and security in the 21st century. The Center is funded by grants from private foundations and the generosity of thousands of individual donors.

Our policy staff includes some of the most qualified and experienced analysts of U.S. and international security. Center experts are devoted to providing in-depth analysis and commentary on issues like biological and chemical weapons, homeland security, Iran's nuclear program, the war in Iraq, military policy, missile defense, national security issues in Congress, national security spending, North Korea, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and nuclear weapons.

The Center was originally formed as the research branch of Council for a Livable World, an organization founded in 1962 by eminent nuclear physicist Leo Szilard and other scientists who pioneered the development of atomic weapons and became concerned about their use and spread. In 1980, the Center evolved into its own non-profit, independent organization. Since then, the Center has retained its focus on nuclear weapons but expanded its activities to include other present and emerging security threats.

Along with its sister organization, Council for a Livable World, the Center has been at the forefront of U.S. arms control and national security policy for almost 50 years. Some notable accomplishments the Center helped bring about include:

  • Ratifying the Chemical Weapons Convention and Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, Conventional Forces in Europe, and Strategic Arms Reduction (START) treaties
  • Establishing a U.S. nuclear testing moratorium in 1992
  • Limiting the deployment of the MX missile and B-2 bomber
  • Blocking deployment of National Missile Defense by the Clinton administration
  • Eliminating funding for the nuclear "Bunker Buster" and "Reliable Replacement Warhead"
  • Ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (New START).

Mission

Mission

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What We Do

What We Do

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Meet the Staff

Meet The Staff

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Our Funders

Our Funders

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Our Supporters

Our Supporters

Individual donors play a vital role in supporting the work of the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation.

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Internships

Internships

Interested in working in the arms control and nuclear non-proliferation arena? We offer full-time internships for students during spring, summer and fall semesters at our office here in Washington, D.C.

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Military Outreach

Military Outreach

With the help of retired military officers, the Center is dedicated to educating the American public and opinion leaders on national security issues.

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