Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation

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United States’ Draft Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty, 2006

This draft treaty was presented by Stephen Rademaker of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, on May 18, 2006 at the UN Conference on Disarmament. A July 2006 CRS report on the topic states, "The U.S. draft treaty would enter into force with only the five established nuclear weapon states. It would ban new production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium for use in nuclear weapons for 15 years; could be extended only by consensus of the parties; would allow high-enriched uranium production for naval fuel; and contains no provisions for verification other than national technical means."

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Op-Ed

Unfinished Business

Authors: Frank G. Klotz, Susan J. Koch, and Franklin C. Miller
International Herald Tribune

Frank G. Klotz, Susan J. Koch, and Franklin C. Miller argue that as the United States and Russia continue to reduce long-range, strategic nuclear weapons to increasingly lower levels, a disparity in tactical nuclear weapons has serious implications for the overall nuclear balance between the two countries and the continued efficacy of the U.S. nuclear umbrella for its allies.

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Transcript

Next Steps in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Cooperation

Speakers: Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko
Presider: Clifford A. Kupchan

Following U.S. ratification of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, join Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko for a discussion of the next steps in U.S. and Russian nuclear cooperation.

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Video

Next Steps in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Cooperation

Speakers: Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko
Presider: Clifford A. Kupchan

Following U.S. ratification of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko discuss the next steps in U.S. and Russian nuclear cooperation, in particular with regard to missile defense cooperation and the new "123 Agreement."

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