Arms control

An F/A-18 E launches from the deck during flight training ops aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, off the Virginia Coast.

Left unresolved: Part II

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the beliefs of citizens of Germany and the Netherlands on the use of US nuclear weapons — especially as informed by partisan belief.

In this file photo taken on Wed. June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia.

US and Russia extend key nuclear arms reduction treaty

Two diplomats stand in front of a sign that reads ban nuclear weapons

Can the Ban Treaty eliminate the threat of nuclear war? The clock is ticking down

Global Politics
Two leaders sit at a desk signing a document.

How Trump’s exit from a Cold War-era treaty could trigger a 3-way arms race

US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty at the White House, on December 8 1987.

Iran, arms control and a lesson from my mother


Nuclear Arms Control Expert on the Future of Assad’s Stockpile

In what could be a major diplomatic breakthrough for the United States and Syria, the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to disclose the location of its chemical weapons stockpile, end production, and put the weapons under international control. Though this could be a promising step toward avoiding military intervention, securing these very […]

G20 reaction to Iran’s nuclear disclosure

Reports of Iran’s second uranium enrichment plant ads urgency to nuclear disarmament talks at G20.

DIY War: Syrian Rebels Constructing Homemade Weapons

Arts, Culture & Media

The Obama Administration is moving slowly to supply the rebels in Syria with weapons. But for now, the rebels have to make do with weapons from other sources: including the ones they can make themselves.

The World

Cuba Says Weapons Hidden in Sugar Shipment Were Just Bound for North Korea for Repair

Conflict & Justice

The Cuban government admits that it hid weapons in a shipment of sugar bound for North Korea. But the Cubans say the weapons were obsolete and were on their way to North Korea for repair.

The United Nations Approves Global Arms Control Treaty

On Tuesday the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to approve a first of its kind global arms trade treaty. After years of wrangling, 154 countries voted in support of the treaty, 3 against and 23 abstained. The treaty mandates that conventional weapons not be transferred to countries that are subject to U.N. arms embargoes or to […]