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Legislation Analysis

Apr 22, 2015

House Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water Bill

House Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water Bill: Nuclear Related Programs

Mar 4, 2015

Executive Summary: The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

An executive summary of Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Advisory Board Member Edward Levine's analysis of Sen. Corker's Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.

Mar 2, 2015

More Harmful than Helpful: The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Advisory Board Member Edward Levine's analysis of Sen. Corker's Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.

Iran Negotiations

Jan 13, 2015

Sanctions and extensions: How much money will Iran receive?

Policy Director Laicie Heeley sets out to debunk the myth that Iran is "pulling the wool over our eyes" by feigning cooperation over a nuclear deal while reaping the benefits of sanctions relief.

Nov 4, 2014

International Business Times Cites Ed Levine's Analysis of Kirk-Menendez Bill

The International Business Times cited National Advisory Board member Ed Levine's analysis of the Kirk-Menendez bill, which could derail diplomacy with Iran over it's nuclear program by creating obstacles to relieving Iran from sanctions.

Oct 23, 2014

37 Diverse Organizations Support Diplomacy With Iran

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.

Nuclear Security

Oct 13, 2014

Business Insider Publishes Nuclear Security Blunder Blog Post by Katie McCarthy

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

Kingston Reif Speaks at Hudson Institute Event on Nuclear Terrorism Prevention

Video of Kingston Reif's remarks at the Hudson Institute's event "Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Overcoming the Senate Impasse."

Sep 11, 2012

Duyeon Kim Speaks at Columbus State University

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."

New START

Aug 26, 2014

The Wall Street Journal Publishes Letter to the Editor on Russian Arms Control Cheating by Kingston Reif

"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

Obama's nuclear legacy on the line

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

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Reduce the Bombs

"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

Dec 1, 2014

National Interest Publishes Article on Minimal-Deterrence by Lt. Gen Robert Gard and Greg Terryn

"The United States’ overstocked nuclear arsenal addresses a threat that no longer exists, and instead results in elevated risks with no added value."

Nov 18, 2014

John Isaacs on Huffington Post Live

Watch John Isaacs give his analysis of Defense Secretary Hagel's recent $1.5 billion proposal to repair the U.S. nuclear enterprise on HuffPost Live.

Nov 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal Quotes Angela Canterbury on Pentagon's Announcement to Upgrade Nuclear Forces

Council Executive Director Angela Canterbury was quoted in the Wall Street Journal with her analysis of a press conference Friday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who announced his $1.5 billion plans to upgrade U.S. nuclear forces.

CTBT

Jun 15, 2012

Kingston Reif Quoted on the CTBT in Global Security Newswire

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

CTBT or Not, Nuclear Test Detection and Monitoring Remains Critical

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

The Case for the CTBT: Stronger than Ever

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.

Non-Proliferation Funding

Sep 26, 2014

Defense One Publishes Article on Nuclear Spending By Angela Canterbury and Kingston Reif

"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

Rebalancing Our National Security: The Benefits of Implementing a Unified Security Budget

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 Increase Funding for Nuclear Terrorism Prevention Programs

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.

Sequestration

Mar 19, 2015

DefenseOne Publishes Pentagon Budget Article by Lt. Gen. Gard and Angela Canterbury

"Let’s figure out how the Pentagon spends its money and sets priorities before we blow the budget caps and give it more to waste," writes Executive Director Angela Canterbury and Board Chairman Lt. General Robert Gard in an article for DefenseOne.

Feb 3, 2015

New Defense Budget Briefing Book and a Reaction to President Obama's FY16 Request

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation released a briefing book with analysis of President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget request, in addition to the following statement in reaction to the president's spending plan.

Feb 3, 2015

Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Spending Request Briefing Book

The Obama administration has requested a base budget of $535 billion for fiscal year 2016, the highest base budget in the history of the Pentagon, not to mention an additional $50.9 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations account.

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