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:
- Fact Sheet: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Preservation Act of 2017 March 15, 2017 Read More
- Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle and Policy Analyst James McKeon’s op-ed in POLITICO March 10, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) March 9, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: Understanding the Iran Deal February 28, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in Digital Journal February 25, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in POLITICO February 23, 2017 Read More
- Correcting Trump’s Alternative Facts on Nuclear Policy February 23, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in Western Journalism February 23, 2017 Read More
- Ask an Expert: William J. Perry on Nuclear Nonproliferation February 23, 2017 Read More
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in the Big News Network February 23, 2017 Read More