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ACA: Assessing Progress on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament

October 27, 2010

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The independent Arms Control Association (ACA) today released the 2009-2010 report card on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, concluding that the current global institutions are "neither on the verge of crumbling nor on the cusp of success."


Comprehensive Assessment Finds U.S. and Russia Make ‘Significant Steps,’ Iran Gets a ‘D;’ North Korea Rated ‘F;’ All States Fall Short on Key Nonproliferation Standards, Commitments

(Washington, D.C.): The independent Arms Control Association (ACA) today released a new study by its research staff that measures the performance of 11 key states in 10 universally-recognized nonproliferation, disarmament and nuclear security categories over the past 18 months.

The study, Assessing Progress on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: 2009-2010 Report Card gives grades to China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Israel, Pakistan—each of which possess nuclear weapons—and North Korea—which maintains a nuclear weapons capability—as well as Iran and Syria, which are under investigation for possible nuclear weapons-related activity.

“The findings of our 2009-2010 Report Card suggest that the global system that has been established over the decades to reduce nuclear weapons dangers is neither on the verge of crumbling nor on the cusp of success,” said Peter Crail, ACA’s nuclear nonproliferation analyst and lead author of the 65-page report.

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