The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a national nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to enhancing peace and security through expert policy analysis and thought-provoking research.

Our mission is to seek to reduce nuclear weapons arsenals, halt the spread of nuclear weapons, and minimize the risk of war by educating the public and policy makers.

The Center was founded in 1980 as a 501(c)(3) organization. Since then, the Center’s expertise on reducing the threats of war and nuclear weapons has been sought by the media and policymakers—supported by the tax-deductible contributions of foundations and individuals.

Our affiliated 501(c)(4) organization is the Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by Manhattan Project nuclear physicist Leo Szilard. For more than 55 years, the Council for a Livable World has been advocating for a more principled approach to U.S. national security and foreign policy.