Arms Control

US Rose Gottemoeller at Brookings on U.S. Nuclear Arms Policy

There should be no doubt: the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable.

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Ambassador Robert Wood: U.S. Perspectives on the Opportunities and Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament

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As President Obama has said, the path to zero will require patience and persistence. It requires a broad strategy aimed at strengthening the nonproliferation regime, preventing nuclear terrorism, and pursuing concrete steps that build a foundation for future progress and lead in the direction of nuclear disarmament.

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Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Geneva / P5+1 Negotiations

Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and the American negotiating team will meet on December 15–16 with Iranian officials in Geneva.

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Secretary Kerry at the Release of the Walk the Earth in Safety Report

Since 1993, the U.S. has been a leading contributor to the international demining efforts, providing more than $2.3 billion in assistance to over 90 countries in order to deal with this.

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US Welcomes Burma’s Accession to the Biological Weapons Convention

Burma Becomes BWC Member

Every country that joins the BWC sends a powerful message of solidarity with the international community that the possession and use of biological weapons should not be an option.

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Meeting of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention

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“March 26th of next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the Entry into force of the Biological Weapons Convention. It’s a short document, but one with big aims.”

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Video: Ambassador Robert Wood Previews BWC Meeting of States Parties

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States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) meet December 1-5, 2015 in Geneva.

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U.S. Statement at the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

The United States places great value in the CCW as an IHL framework that brings together States with diverse security interests to discuss issues related to weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or that have indiscriminate effects.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons

The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to address the humanitarian consequences that can be caused by landmines and other conventional weapons.

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U.S. Statement at Thematic Discussion on Other Disarmament Measures and International Security

At this year’s First Committee session, the United States is once again sponsoring its traditional resolution on “Compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments.

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