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
- New Language in the 2019 report on “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments.” August 22, 2019
- Select Comparisons Between House and Senate FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Bills July 25, 2019
- Presidents Who Championed Deals to Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Weapons July 9, 2019
- The NPT at 51 July 1, 2019
- 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