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
- Op-ed: Cooking the WMD Books: Politicizing the 2019 State Department Compliance Report June 5, 2019
- Remembering Senator Richard Lugar April 30, 2019
- 5 Things to Know About the 2019 PrepCom April 26, 2019
- A New Generation for New START March 13, 2019
- Debate: Does withdrawal from the INF Treaty harm U.S. national security interests? March 4, 2019
- Alexandra Bell, policy director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation: “It seems they did not learn the lessons of the Cold War” February 18, 2019
- A Farewell to Arms Control? February 9, 2019
- Trump Once Wanted to Negotiate With Russia Over Nukes. Then Mueller Happened. February 4, 2019
- The INF Treaty Is Dead. Is New START Next? February 1, 2019
- Arms Control Expert, Former Congressman: Withdrawing from INF Treaty Makes Nuclear War More Likely February 1, 2019