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: In the Shadow of Reagan’s Legacy, Trump is Failing October 26, 2018
- Op-ed: There’s no such thing as a perfect nuclear arms deal. Trump doesn’t get that. October 25, 2018
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Kill the Treaty October 24, 2018
- Trump says he’ll scrap a Cold War-era missile deal with Russia, which could throw ‘another hand grenade’ into NATO October 24, 2018
- Consequences of INF Treaty withdrawal October 23, 2018
- A Look At Trump’s Plan To Withdraw From Nuke Treaty With Russia October 23, 2018
- Would INF Withdrawal Recreate a Nuclear Hair-Trigger World? October 23, 2018
- Video Explainer: What is the INF Treaty? October 22, 2018
- President Trump to withdraw from Russian nuclear treaty October 22, 2018
- Donald Trump’s INF exit: Masterminded by John Bolton, to Russia’s benefit October 22, 2018