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:
- Iran Deal Decertification: Options for Congress October 20, 2017 Read More
- Decertifying Without Cause October 17, 2017 Read More
- Differences Between House and Senate FY 2018 NDAA on Major Nuclear Provisions September 27, 2017 Read More
- The Effect of Non-Certification under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) September 26, 2017 Read More
- Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell Quoted in Vanity Fair September 19, 2017 Read More
- Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell Quoted in BuzzFeed News September 19, 2017 Read More
- Scoville Fellow Bernadette Stadler and NAB Member Ambassador Graham Pen Op-Ed in The Bulletin September 19, 2017 Read More
- National Advisory Board Member Leonard Weiss’ Article Published in Bulletin of Atomic Scientists August 23, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in POLITICO August 3, 2017 Read More
- CTBTO Preparatory Commission Verification Regime at Risk July 31, 2017 Read More