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    The Arms Trade Treaty Moves Forward

    Last Wednesday, the First Committee of the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution to hold a final negotiating conference on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on March 18–28, using the treaty text from last July’s conference and under the rule of consensus (i.e., any nation can block the treaty … More

    The Case Against the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

    On Friday, The Heritage Foundation, the National Institute for Public Policy, and the Center for Security Policy co-hosted an event “The Flawed Case for Reconsidering the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.” The event is a response to the recently released National Academy of Sciences report purporting having resolved all of the … More

    CTBT: State Department’s Misleading Fact Sheets

    On September 29, the State Department released a fact sheet that unequivocally asserts that the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a “zero-yield” treaty. Under this assertion, the CTBT, once it enters into force, would bar all experiments on nuclear weapons that produce a self-sustaining fission chain reaction. At the … More

    Not Even a 'Fact Sheet' Changes Facts When It Comes to Nuclear Testing

    The State Department’s newly released fact sheet, “The Case for the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty: Some Key Points,” vividly demonstrates flawed assumptions behind the Administration’s desire to get this treaty ratified. If anything, the case remains at least as unconvincing as in 1999, when the U.S. Senate decided not to give … More

    Women's Treaty Still Threatens American Rights and Values

    This week the 49th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is meeting at the U.N. to review how Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Italy, Nepal, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Zambia have complied with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against … More

    U.N. Doesn’t Give America Its “Seat at the Table” in Maritime Disputes

    Call it the old “seat at the table” argument. The U.S. Senate should ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the argument goes, in order to give America “a seat at the table” in resolving maritime disputes. It’s an argument that has been made so … More

    Senate Republicans Set to Bargain Away Our National Security

    One month ago today, millions of Americans voted to reject big-government and the backroom deals that defined the Obama presidency.  Now, some of the same Senate Republicans who rode that momentum to electoral victory appear to be on the verge of ignoring that message by striking a deal to trade … More

    New START’s Many Problems: What the Experts Say

    Compiled below are comments made by various experts regarding the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Be sure to follow our continuing coverage of the New START and the impact it will have on America’s security. GENERAL CONCERNS: Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ): “First, it’s not clear that the treaty’s verification … More