Across the world, there are stockpiles of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that should be consolidated, secured, accounted for and destroyed. 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.
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, in recent years, funding for these programs has declined. The Biden administration can and should work to reverse this trend of reduced funding for U.S. nuclear non-proliferation programs.
Recent Analysis on Non-Proliferation
- Fact Sheet: Disposal of Weapons-Grade Plutonium: Current Plans and Controversy March 26, 2021
- The Iran Deal: Then and Now March 10, 2021
- ‘Sea change:’ Advanced reactors spur look at recycling waste June 9, 2020
- Assessing the 2020 Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Compliance Report April 17, 2020
- Fact Sheet: The Hague Code of Conduct (HCOC) December 17, 2019
- 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