Across the world, there are stockpiles of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that should be consolidated, secured, accounted for and destroyed.
These weapons or materials could fall into the hands of terrorists or be illicitly sold to other countries, groups, or individuals. A number of non‑proliferation programs, including the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and the Global Threat Reduction Initiative, have helped countries dismantle weapons, disband nuclear programs and safeguard remaining weapons and materials. However, over the past four years, U.S. Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation program funding has declined.
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation works to strengthen an international nuclear non-proliferation regime based on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), secure and reduce all vulnerable nuclear weapons-usable material throughout the world, and halt the spread of materials and weapons of mass destruction to state and non-state actors.
RECENT ANALYSIS ON NON-PROLIFERATION:
- Center NAB Members Amb. Thomas Graham Jr. and Sen. Byron Dorgan Op-Ed in The Hill February 16, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in WJLA February 15, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director Quoted in the Associated Press February 14, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in The Hill February 14, 2017 Read More
- Russia’s Missile Violation Requires Leadership from President Trump February 14, 2017 Read More
- Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty February 14, 2017 Read More
- National Advisory Board Member Amb. Thomas Graham Jr. and Center contributor Dr. Jim Walsh Quoted in Foxtrot Alpha February 10, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in POLITICO February 10, 2017 Read More
- President Trump Wrongly Criticizes Treaty that Limits Russian Nukes Aimed at U.S. February 9, 2017 Read More
- Infographic: The Rising Nuclear Threat February 7, 2017 Read More