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FACT SHEET - Iranian Ballistic Missiles

Though initiated with a great deal of foreign assistance, Iran is increasingly capable of developing and improving its own ballistic missile technology. This fact sheet provides a useful inventory of the ballistic missiles and space delivery vehicles that the Islamic Republic of Iran deploys and has developed.Read more...

FACT SHEET - Shipping Container Security

“A nuclear weapon is more likely to arrive in a shipping container than on a missile” Graham Allison. Costs and international disputes make it difficult to achieve 100 percent nuclear and radiological scanning of inbound U.S. cargo containers. This fact sheet describes the challenges we face and some key ways we can mitigate the risk. Read more...

FACT SHEET: American Security Enhanced - The Benefits of the New START Treaty

In February 2011 the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty entered into force. The Treaty was ratified by the U.S. Senate in December 2010 based on the widespread bipartisan consensus that the treaty was in the U.S.’ national security interests. This update of our June 2012 fact sheet lays out the security benefits of New START, showing that the treaty is in our national security interests today, just as it was in 2010.Read more...

Fact Sheet - Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Iran’s nuclear facilities pose several unique challenges. Many of the facilities are under IAEA inspections, which contribute significantly to our understanding of Iran’s nuclear progress. However, Iran’s refusal to take steps to increase transparency remains a serious concern. Understanding the details of Iran’s nuclear program, from basic location and capabilities to tactical considerations, is key to the ongoing debate over policy options. Read more...

Critical Nuclear Choices for the Next Administration

This perspective paper takes an in-depth look at the critical nuclear choices facing the next administration, from preventing a nuclear Iran to developing a more effective U.S. nuclear force. These threats affect all of us. The next administration will have to put aside partisan rhetoric and work with both sides of the aisle to develop strategic solutions to these critical nuclear threats.Read more...

Need to Know - Nuclear Weapons, Proliferation and U.S. National Security

The strategic environment of the 21st century is very different from the threats we faced during the Cold War. The risk of a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia has greatly diminished; other risks – nuclear terrorism, cyberwar, climate change – have grown. Confronting the threats of the 21st century will require moving past political rhetoric to develop effective solutions. ASP’s nuclear security collection informs the national debate on U.S. nuclear policy by presenting strategic, nonpartisan analysis.Read more...

Fact Sheet - The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty is a zero-yield ban on nuclear testing that builds upon a long and bipartisan history of attempts to halt nuclear testing. As the U.S. marks twenty years since its last nuclear test, this fact sheet presents the history, elements, and reasons for ratification of the CTBT.Read more...