By Deverrick Holmes, Policy Intern This week, as Congress considers the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Members will vote on whether the United States needs a new small or “low-yield” nuclear weapon. The specific policy that was hotly contested by Members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), and eventually defeated, provided funding for the […]
No President has had a perfect record when it comes to reducing nuclear threats, but every President since Kennedy has championed a deal to do so. There is still time for President Trump to do the same!
President Trump has discussed not wanting to extend the New START treaty with Russia without including China in the future. While wanting a multilateral deal with China is admirable, we can’t lose New START in the meantime. The arsenals are just not comparable.
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with the Future of Life Institute for their podcast on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and nuclear weapons testing. Read the transcript or listen to the podcast. Nuclear weapons testing is mostly a thing of the past: The last nuclear weapon test explosion on US soil was conducted over 25 […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke to The Guardian about a Pentagon document made public in error touting nuclear weapons. Alexandra Bell, a former state department arms control official said: “This seems to be another instance of this administration being both tone-deaf and disorganised.” Bell, now senior policy director at the Centre for Arms Control […]