Between 1944 and 1994, the U.S. government produced 99.5 metric tons of plutonium for use in an estimated 70,000 nuclear weapons. Today, roughly 80% of the U.S. nuclear arsenal has been discarded, and the United States is struggling to dispose of the surplus plutonium. Currently, a total of 61.2 tons of plutonium is declared excess […]
Every year, the Trump Administration has sought to cut the State Department’s budget. Investing in diplomacy through a strong and well-funded State Department is a key part of keeping the United States safe, and should be a funding priority.
By Samuel Hickey On January 30, the Trump Administration extended four nuclear waivers allowing Russia, China and the UK to continue their work to restrain Iran’s nuclear program. While this move is good for American security, there are Iran hawks in the Senate who advocate rescinding all waivers related to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan […]
By Samuel Hickey, Research Analyst On January 14, 2020, the E3 (France, Germany and the United Kingdom) together triggered the dispute resolution mechanism (DRM) enshrined in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal. The E3 have been threatening this action for months and the E3 countries are […]
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE CENTER AND COUNCIL? Since May 2019 WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Getting to explore my artistic side through creating graphic content for our social media platforms and website. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO WORK IN NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION? Throughout my college years, I became aware of […]