Aug 15, 2014
A summary and analysis of the FY 2015 Senate Appropriations Committee Energy and Water Bill and report.
Jul 14, 2014
Edward Levine, who provided trenchant analysis of the Menendez-Kirk bill last year, comments on the new Iran letter being circulated by Senators Menendez and Graham.
Jun 17, 2014
A summary of the House Appropriations Committee version of the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Oct 23, 2014
37 diverse organizations signed onto a letter vowing their support for a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear program, and expressing concern over rhetoric from Congress that could damage a deal.
Oct 7, 2014
"The more important question is, will the U.S. be able to detect an Iranian move toward reconstituting its program and react in time?" asks Laicie Heeley, Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. "Without a deal, we will lose the ability to monitor and constrain Iran’s nuclear program. Nothing is more dangerous than that."
Sep 21, 2014
Laicie Heeley, Director of Middle East and Defense Policy at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, signed onto a letter critiquing efforts by Chairman Ed Royce and Ranking Member Elliot Engel to thwart a nuclear deal with Iran on the basis of the possible military dimensions (PMD) of its nuclear history.
Oct 13, 2014
The Center's Katie McCarthy reports on a security blunder involving unauthorized access to a nuclear weapon in the Office of Secure Transportation. Her piece, written for the Center's Nukes of Hazard blog, was picked up and published in the Business Insider this weekend.
Nov 13, 2012
Video of Kingston Reif's remarks at the Hudson Institute's event "Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Overcoming the Senate Impasse."
Sep 11, 2012
On September 11, 2012 Duyeon Kim, Deputy Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, was the distinguished speaker at Columbus State University's Richard R. Hallock Speaker Series on "Nuclear Disarmament and Nuclear Security in the 21st Century."
Aug 26, 2014
"There are serious compliance concerns associated with Russia's past and present implementation of some arms-control treaties," writes Kingston Reif "But that's not a reason to throw the arms-control baby out with the bath water."
Feb 27, 2014
He’s made progress on Iran, but the rest of the president's nuclear agenda has stalled, writes Kingston Reif in his February Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Column.
Dec 11, 2013
"Since the end of the Cold War, the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile has dropped steadily - from about 22,000 warheads to roughly 5,000 today. But perhaps the best kept non-secret of U.S. nuclear policy is that most of these reductions haven’t been codified in treaties," write Kingston Reif & Usha Sahay.
Nuclear Weapons Spending
Oct 25, 2014
Commenting on Obama's plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, Angela Canterbury calls for more sensible plans that cut costs and unnecessary nuclear weapons.
Sep 30, 2014
Angela Canterbury, Executive Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, signed onto a letter urging congressional Armed Service Committees to consider changes to nuclear-weapons related provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act.
Sep 29, 2014
Executive Director Angela Canterbury signed onto a letter urging the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development to remove funding for a nuclear cruise missile and to include funding for non-proliferation.
Jun 15, 2012
The “knock down, drag out fight” over New START “quite rightly” led the administration to forgo any thought of trying to bring the test ban to the Senate during Obama’s first term, said Kingston Reif, nuclear nonproliferation director at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation.
Apr 16, 2012
Center for Arms Control and Non Proliferation's Senior Science Fellow Dr. Phil Coyle has a new article in the World Politics Review on U.S. nuclear test detection capabilities and why its important to sustain and improve them with our without the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Apr 9, 2012
In this day and age, concerns about the maintenance of the stockpile and verification of the CTBT are no longer compelling arguments. In short, the United States should ratify the CTBT as soon as possible, writes Kingston Reif in his monthly Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists column. It has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Sep 26, 2014
"As the bill for nuclear weapons grows larger and larger in the coming years, Congress must scrutinize the commitment to keep last century’s nuclear arsenal."
Oct 31, 2012
Kingston Reif served on the Center for American Progress' Task Force for a Unified Security Budget, contributing research on nuclear material security and non-proliferation funding to a new report.
May 3, 2012
Senate and House appropriators deserve credit for prioritizing core nuclear material security and nonproliferation programs in their versions of the FY 2013 Energy and Water bill, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.
Oct 20, 2014
After adjusting for inflation, the overall trend in base U.S. defense spending has increased since 2001. Since the end of the war in Iraq, however, total spending has declined slightly and, over the last three years, the base budget has plateaued. This is largely due to spending caps put in place by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Apr 24, 2014
In 2013, the most recent year for which complete data is available, the U.S. approved $600.4 billion in defense budget authority (fiscal year 2014 dollars). This figure includes funding for the Pentagon base budget, Department of Energy-administered nuclear weapons activities, and the war in Afghanistan.
Mar 27, 2014
The Obama administration has requested a base defense budget of $495.6 billion for fiscal year 2015. This is approximately equal to the FY14 base budget approved by Congress. It does not, however, include money for the war in Afghanistan or nuclear weapons programs housed at the Department of Energy.