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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-14, Part 2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1973-1976

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

Topics include biological and chemical warfare policies, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Threshold Test Ban Treaty, and approaches to nuclear testing and test-ban proposals. From the State Department


Summer Study Report on Strategic Surprise

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

A study of how to counter threats and prevent regrets in eight areas including nuclear proliferation, missile defense, space security, undersea warfare, cyber vulnerabilities and more. From the Defense Science Board


Renegotiating Arms Control Agreements: A Brief Review

Categories: Arms Control,Congress,Iran,Nuclear Arms

Amid the debate over the proposed nuclear treaty with Iran, this report reviews the four arms control treaties over the past 60 years that were not approved by the Senate. One was voted down (The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty) and the other three were not voted on. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


UK Arms Export Control Policy

Categories: Arab,Arms Control,Great Britain

Outlines the major changes to British arms export control policies and practices since 1997 with major focus on changes since 2011 when controversy attended the arms trade and the Arab Spring uprisings.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper


Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy

Lists key provisions of the agreement between Iran, the European Union, and the P5+1 in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief.  From the State Department


National Security Strategy

Categories: Arms Control,Climate Change,Headlines,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism,WMD

Updates the strategy document released five years ago.  Cites the leading threats as attacks on the homeland or on American citizens abroad, global economic crisis, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, infectious disease outbreaks, and climate change.  From the White House


New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Statistics,Treaties

Fact sheet with data (current as of 9/1/2014) on U.S. ballistic missiles and missile launchers as required by the START Treaty. From the State Department



Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Russia,Treaties

Offers background information about the INF Treaty, U.S. concerns about Russian compliance with the treaty, and policy options for Congress in responding to concerns about Russian compliance. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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