Across the world, there are stockpiles of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that should be consolidated, secured, accounted for and destroyed. 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.
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, in recent years, funding for these programs has declined. The Biden administration can and should work to reverse this trend of reduced funding for U.S. nuclear non-proliferation programs.
Recent Analysis on Non-Proliferation
- How Open-Source Intelligence Can Unlock Nuclear Secrets September 27, 2023
- Summary: Comparison of Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2670/S. 2226) as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate August 29, 2023
- U.S. Release of Nuclear Data Promotes New START Transparency Amid Nuclear Tension June 13, 2023
- Fact Sheet: Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) May 19, 2023
- The fallacies of the arms control debate in times of tension April 18, 2023
- Fact Sheet: Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones March 14, 2023
- Non-Proliferation is Not Dead November 10, 2022
- 2022 Nuclear Posture Review November 8, 2022
- ‘SOME STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION:’ BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW CUTS SOME UNNECESSARY PROGRAMS, ALLOWS SOME COLD WAR STRATEGIES TO CONTINUE October 27, 2022
- Nuclear Inheritance Part 1: Kazakhstan and Nuclear Testing July 21, 2022