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Jul 25, 2014

Leading National Security Organizations Applaud Bipartisan House Vote to Check Military Engagement in Iraq

Today, Council for a Livable World and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation praised an overwhelming vote in the House of Representatives to require approval by Congress of expanded military involvement in Iraq. This was the first congressional expression of view on another potential war in that country.

Jul 18, 2014

Iran Talks Need More Time

Today, world powers announced the need for an extension of negotiations with Iran as diplomats work to achieve a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program. The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation strongly supports more time for diplomacy—without interference from Congress—to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and the potential for military engagement.

Jul 15, 2014

Statement by Former SFRC / Intelligence Staffer on Menendez-Graham Iran Letter

“The underlying demand that Iran dismantle all its ‘illicit nuclear infrastructure’ is simply not a feasible negotiations outcome," says National Advisory Board Member Edward Levine. "So, if the signatories really mean what that phrase says, then they do not want these negotiations to succeed.” Levine spent more than 14 years as a senior professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and over 20 years with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Jul 9, 2014

Global Challenges Require New Approaches, Says New Leader at National Security Groups

Veteran public policy advocate Angela Canterbury has been named executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and the Council for a Livable World.

Jun 4, 2014

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Adds Two New Directors: Lt. Gov. Newsom & Sen. Dorgan

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation announced two additions to its governance structure: California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will join the Center’s Board of Directors and former Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) will join the Center’s National Advisory Board.

May 22, 2014

Experts React to NDAA Passage in the House

“The Rules Committee has refused to allow amendments that could potentially damage the ideological trajectory determined by House leadership and effectively created a guided democracy,” said Executive Director John Isaacs. “The Rules Committee forced Members to weaken amendments, only permitted recorded votes on their ‘winning’ amendments and refused to allow votes on amendments they thought could not be controlled.”

May 19, 2014

White House Earns "D"/HASC Earns "C-" on Nuclear Terrorism Prevention Funding

“President Obama has often stated that a mushroom cloud over Manhattan is what keeps him up at night but his budget request slashed hundreds of millions of dollars from critical programs that keep dangerous nuclear and radiological materials out of the hands of terrorists,” said Kingston Reif, the Center’s Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Programs. “Millions in cuts and poor planning will mean that key target goals to secure materials and protect facilities will slip.”

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