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Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

The Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose E. Gottemoeller, leads the interagency policy process on nonproliferation and manages global U.S. security policy, principally in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance. This entails overseeing the negotiation, implementation, and verification of international agreements in arms control and international security. Other specific responsibilities include directing and coordinating export control policies and policies to prevent missile, nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons proliferation. All of these contribute to the State Department’s strategic goal of countering threats to the United States and the international order. The Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security serves as a Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State.

The Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, and the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs report to the Under Secretary.

In The News


Promoting the Three Pillars of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Learn more about how the United States is supporting the NPT's pillars of disarmament, nonproliferation, and peaceful uses in our Fact Sheets»


Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

The Strategic Imperative of Ballistic Missile Defense Cooperation in the Gulf

(Apr. 20) Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ballistic Missile Defense Seminar, National Defense University; Washington, DC

Using Diplomacy to Advance the Long-term Sustainability and Security of the Outer Space Environment

(Apr. 16) Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, speaking at the 31st Space Symposium; Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

Op-Ed: Previewing the NPT Review: An Interview With U.S. Special Representative Adam Scheinman (Apr. 14)

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

Ten myths about the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty are debunked in a new factsheet. Get all the facts on this important treaty here.

Amazing Atoms

Check out the IAEA’s new “Amazing Atoms” app, which highlights the powerful role of the atom in global development challenges. Download it today at the iTunes or Google Play stores.

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

U.S.-Nordic-Baltic Political-Military Dialogue

Assistant Secretary Talwar traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, April 21-24 to lead the U.S. delegation participating in the inaugural U.S.-Nordic-Baltic Political-Military Dialogue. This new forum will bring together senior civilian and military officials from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Media Note»

Remarks at the Norwegian American Defense Conference

(Apr. 17): Assistant Secretary Talwar: "Throughout Europe, we and our close friends and Allies, including Norway, stand squarely together. Make no mistake: No amount of propaganda can obscure the reality that Russia’s actions in Ukraine are in violation of international law." Full Text»


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