Arms Control

Update: Growth in U.S. Defense Spending Since 2001

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on October 21, 2014

2001-2015 budget

We have an update to our budget charts over on the Center's site today.

See below for a preview, and click here for the rest.

After adjusting for inflation, the overall trend in base U.S. defense spending has increased since 2001. Since the end Continue →


Ukraine: Widespread Use of Cluster Munitions

by Human Rights Watch on October 20, 2014

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Lulling and Stifling

by krepon on October 20, 2014

A standard hawkish critique of the practice of arms control and the pursuit of nuclear disarmament is that treaties pave the way to perdition. It’s senseless, in this view, to seek to override divergent national interests and political cultures. Arms control and reduction initiatives are not only doomed to fail, Continue →


As the deadline for a deal to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran approaches, there is news that the U.S., its negotiating allies, and Iran are 95% there. However, the final 5% (the ‘Red Zone’ for you American football fans) is always the toughest to complete. Amongst the final bargaining points is Continue →


The most recent news out of Vienna is that the P5+1 and Iran are 95% of the way to an elusive nuclear deal. With less than 40 days to the November 24th deadline, both sides still need to resolve issues around the number of centrifuges Iran will be allowed to Continue →


Candidates for the Future: Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mark Udall

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on October 16, 2014

When we talk about our Senate candidates, we throw around the word “progressive” a lot. What we really mean is, when it comes to national security, our candidates have an eye to the future instead of being stuck in ways of the past.

Take Alison Lundergan Grimes Continue →



An update on arms control, national security & politics from the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.


We’re Hiring!Know any accounting experts interested in working at a mission-oriented non-profit? Because the Center and Council are looking for a Continue →


Screwing up in Iraq

by stein on October 15, 2014

The Iraq Survey Group did a poor job. How did the ISG miss so many pre-1991 chemical weapons? Did Donald Rumsfeld do anything right? Why did US soldiers receive poor medical care in Iraq and then after they came home? Why wasn’t the Pentagon prepared to find poorly disposed of Continue →


Senate election pulse 20 days out

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on October 15, 2014

If you were to believe The Washington Post Election Lab – and I would advise against it -- the Senate elections are just about over. The Post says Republicans have a 94% chance of taking the Senate.

Assuming my math is any better than Election Lab’s, that puts the GOP’s Continue →


How Presidents Arm and Disarm

by Hans M. Kristensen on October 15, 2014

The Obama administration has cut fewer nuclear weapons than any other post-Cold War administrations.The Obama administration has cut the least nuclear warheads from the stockpile of any U.S. administration ever. Click chart to see full size.

By Hans M. Kristensen

It’s a funny thing: the administrations that talk the most about reducing nuclear weapons tend to reduce the least.

Analysis of the history of the U.S. Continue →


October 14, 2014 | Edited by Jacob Marx and Will Saetren

Pivotal moment for triad - Replacing aging nuclear weapons is set to “drive the cost of the arsenal 75 percent higher in the next ten years than the last, and up to $1 trillion over the next thirty years...even as Continue →


Divergent Trajectories, the Bomb, and Kashmir

by krepon on October 11, 2014

The recent trips to the United States by Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi provide ample evidence of India’s and Pakistan’s divergent trajectories. Nawaz arrived with no fanfare, a known commodity in familiar trouble back home. He delivered a lackluster speech at the U.N. General Assembly notable only for Continue →