Senator Richard (Dick) Lugar, a Republican Senator from Indiana from 1977-2013, passed away Sunday, April 28, leaving behind a legacy of leadership on nuclear arms control. That legacy includes the seminal Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program, which helped secure and dismantle weapons of mass destruction in former Soviet states after the end of the Cold […]
By Taylor Felt, Policy Intern For two weeks starting April 29, diplomats from around the world will gather for the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) to the 2020 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference to discuss nuclear news and concerns that could interfere with global non-proliferation efforts. PrepComs center around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which has been […]
By Deverrick Holmes, Policy Intern It is easy to take things for granted, especially things you don’t interact with on a regular basis. Nuclear arms control is a perfect example; it feels distant and unimportant to our day-to-day lives. I was born in 1990; the Soviet Union collapsed shortly after my first birthday. I’ve never […]
Policy Analyst James McKeon participated in a debate on whether U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty harms U.S. national security interests. He argues that it does.
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with La Tercera, a Chilean newspaper about the potential for a new arms race following U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty. “It can certainly trigger and arms race. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty prohibited the production and deployment of ground-based ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 […]