Nuclear Weapons

  • The New START treaty has obvious benefits for national security. But the overwhelming vote in favor of the treaty (71-26) has much broader significance. And the still sizable vote against it, a troubling dark side.

    December 23, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione
  • On December 22, 2010, the Senate approved the New START nuclear reduction treaty in a strong, bipartisan 71-26 vote. The new treaty reduces our stockpile of nuclear weapons, puts inspectors back on the ground in Russia and places the U.S.

    December 22, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • By Ploughshares Board Member Gloria Duffy

    The passage of the New START treaty would be momentous for a number of reasons.

    December 20, 2010 - By Sarah Beth Cross
  • Joe participates in the second Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR Group) Meeting in Gstaad, Switzerland.

    December 20, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • North Korea's nuclear program has always been shrouded in secrecy.  Over the years the government of the DPRK has been very selective about who sees what and who goes where.

    December 15, 2010 - By Sarah Beth Cross
  • Leaders of key organizations working to sustain the momentum for approval of New START wrote a letter to Senate Democratic yesterday demanding that the Senate immediately turn its attention to ratifying the treaty.  These organizations, representing millions of Americans, demonstrate the large, diverse, bipartisan coalition of national security, religious, scientific, and environmental organizations that support prompt ratification of New START.

    December 9, 2010 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • What do every living secretary of state, 5 former secretaries of defense, 9 former national security advisors, and the entire U.S. military chain of command have in common?  They support the New START treaty.

    December 8, 2010 - By Reid Pauly
  • When the President, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are united, they usually get what they want. And they really want the New START treaty.

    America’s national security elites have come out in force in support of New START. Just this morning, five former Republican secretaries of state urged the Senate to ratify the treaty in an op-ed for The Washington Post. They wrote, “we have here an agreement that is clearly in our national interest.”

    December 2, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione
  • The Arms Control Association -- the authoritative source on arms control and a Ploughshares Fund grantee -- has compiled an extensive list of editorials and

    December 2, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • A Washington showdown looms on the critical New Start treaty this year. Confronted with GOP calls for delay, more than three-dozen former senior military and national security leaders are weighing in with their strong support for approving the treaty this year.

    November 30, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione