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:
- Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell’s Op-Ed in The Cipher Brief May 16, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty May 12, 2017 Read More
- Center’s Scoville Fellow Bernadette Stadler’s Op-Ed in Defense One May 9, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: The Threshold Test Ban Treaty (TTBT) May 8, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: The Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT) May 5, 2017 Read More
- CTBTO Preparatory Commission Verification Regime at Risk April 27, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) April 14, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) April 3, 2017 Read More
- National Advisory Board Member General Robert Gard’s Letter to the Washington Post March 28, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Preservation Act of 2017 March 15, 2017 Read More