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Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance: Past Events


U.S. Nuclear Risk Reduction Center
An interagency team led by the Director of the Department of State’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Center has returned from consultations held in Moscow, Russia, between the Center and its counterpart in the Russian Federation. Full Text»

New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms
Data in this fact sheet comes from the initial exchange of data required by the Treaty no later than 45 days after entry into force of the Treaty, or March 22, 2011. It contains data declared current as of the February 5, 2011, date of entry into force of the Treaty. Full Text»

New START Treaty – Another Success Story and Victory For Both Sides
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller answered questions during an interview with PIR Center's "Security Index" in Moscow, Russia. Full Text»

Engaging Students at State
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller met with students from St. John's Catholic High School in Frederick, MD, at the Department of State. More»

The Case for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Under Secretary Tauscher delivered remarks at the Arms Control Association Annual Meeting at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Full Text»

Announcement of Missile Defense Site in Romania
Under Secretary Tauscher (May 3): "The announcement we have made today is a very important milestone for our two countries and for NATO. It provides Romania with a leading role in NATO’s new missile defense capabilities." Full Text»

Fact Sheets on Missile Defense
--U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Site at Deveselu Air Base in Romania

--U.S. European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) and NATO Missile Defense

The 25th Anniversary of Chornobyl
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the Ukrainian Embassy. Full Text»

Remarks at the United States Naval Academy
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Full Text»

Office of the Month: NRRC
View article in April edition of State Magazine on the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC) at the State Department. Full Text» Digital Version»

Panel on Space Situational Awareness
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered remarks at the National Space Symposium in Colorado. Full Text»

Commencement of New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Inspection Activities
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) commits the United States and the Russian Federation to reduce and limit the number of deployed and non-deployed strategic offensive arms to the agreed aggregate numbers. Full Text»

The Global Zero "GZ|DC 2011 Convention"
Under Secretary Tauscher delivered remarks at the convention on Friday, April 8, at The George Washington University. Full Text»

U.S.-Russia Bilateral Consultative Commission on the New START Treaty
Delegations from the United States and the Russian Federation met in Geneva, Switzerland on March 28 for the inaugural session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission (BCC). Full Text» Joint Statements» More»

2011 Session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission
U.S. Representative Bravaco delivered statement at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Full Text»

Strengthening Stability in Space
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered remarks at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Space Security Conference 2011: Building on the Past, Stepping Towards the Future. Full Text»

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
The effort to end nuclear explosive testing has spanned five decades with efforts culminating in the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, which was opened for signature in 1996. Learn more»

Ninth Annual U.S. Missile Defense Agency Conference
Under Secretary Tauscher delivered remarks at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Full Text»

First U.S.-Russia Joint Open Skies Observation Flight
On March 14-18, this historic joint mission will be conducted over the territory of Sweden on a Russian aircraft with a team of Russian, American and Swedish personnel. More»

Conference on Disarmament
Secretary Clinton (Feb. 28): "This conference....produced such landmark treaties as the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions, the NPT, and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty." Full Text»

ASEAN Regional Forum
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the 3rd Inter-sessional Meeting on Nonproliferation and Disarmament in Las Vegas, Nevada. Full Text»

Third Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller and Under Secretary Tauscher delivered remarks at conference.

The Way Forward After New START
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the Vilnius University in Lithuania. Full Text» Photos»

New START Treaty Enters into Force
Secretary Clinton (Feb. 5): "Today, we exchange the instruments of ratification for a treaty that lessens the nuclear dangers facing the Russian and American people and the world." Full Text» Video» More» Trip Page»

The New START Treaty: Ratified
The President ratified a landmark nuclear arms treaty with Russia, New START, which will advance our security, our relations with Russia, and our progress toward a world not imperiled by nuclear weapons. More» President's Message and Letter»

2011 Conference on Disarmament
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller (Jan. 27): "The CD is the international community’s only standing multilateral negotiating forum for arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation agreements. It remains a vital institution for all of us." Full Text» Press Roundtable» More»

From Reykjavik to New START: Science Diplomacy for Nuclear Security in the 21st Century
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the National Academy of Sciences and U.S. Institute of Peace Symposium. Full Text»

U.S.-Russia Nuclear Cooperation
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations, January 13, 2011. Full Text»

The U.S.-Russia 123 Agreement
The Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation for Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. Full Text»

New START Ratification
Secretary Clinton (Dec. 22): "Today the Senate took a great step forward in enhancing our national security by providing its advice and consent to ratification of the New START." Full Text» President Obama's Statement» Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller's Briefing» and Op-Ed»

Investments in Conventional Prompt Global Strike
Key Point: The New START Treaty does not contain any constraints on current or planned U.S. conventional prompt global strike capability. Full Text»

Investments in Ballistic Missile Defense
Key Point: The Administration is committed to defending the U.S. homeland against the threat of limited ballistic missile attack and defending against regional missile threats to U.S. forces and Allies. Full Text»

Discussion on New START at the Brookings Institution
Chief START Negotiator Rose Gottemoeller and Dr. James Miller discussed the New START Treaty at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday, December 7. Full Text» Video»

Let's Get Back to Work with Russia: We Need New START in Force
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller wrote an Op-Ed for The Hill. Full Text»

Push for a New START
President Obama and General Powell discussed New START during meeting. Full Text»

European Phased Adaptive Approach
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered statement on the Obama Administration’s efforts to implement the European Phased Adaptive Approach and the State Department’s role in those efforts. Full Text»

Missile Defense Cooperation with the Russian Federation
New fact sheet outlines missile defense cooperation with Russia. Full Text»

What the New Arms Treaty Would Do
Under Secretary Tauscher wrote an Op-Ed for The New York Times. Full Text»

The New START Treaty: "A National Security Imperative"
President Obama discussed the New START Treaty and why it is in our clear national security interest that the Senate approve it this year. Full Text»

Press Availability On New START
Secretary Clinton, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), and Ranking Member Richard Lugar (R-IN) discussed the need for the Senate to approve the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). Full Text»

The Department of State’s William C. Foster Visiting Scholars Program
The Department of State released the call for applications for the 2011-2012 William C. Foster Visiting Scholars Program. Full Text»

Why the Senate Should Ratify New START
Secretary Clinton and Defense Secretary Gates discussed New START in Op-Ed in Washington Post. Full Text»

The New START Treaty: It’s Time for the Senate to Vote
Treaty makes America more secure, has broad support, and is urgently needed. Fact Sheet» DipNote Blog»

Key Facts About the New START Treaty
The New START Treaty will enhance the national security of the United States and demonstrate our leadership in reducing global nuclear dangers. DipNote Blog»

Reorganization of the Arms Control and International Security Bureaus
The current Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation (VCI) becomes the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC). The new bureau will lead the Department’s work on arms control, verification and compliance, including related policy-making, negotiations and implementation. Full Text» Photos»

International Cooperation: Furthering U.S. National Space Policy and Goals
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered remarks at the USSTRATCOM Space Symposium. Full Text»

Arms Control and Confidence- and Security-Building Regimes
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered remarks at the 2010 OSCE Review Conference. Full Text»

The New START Treaty
Deputy Assistant Secretary Ries delivered remarks to the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. Full Text»

Space Security: Next Steps in TCBMs
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered remarks at the Secure World Foundation and UNIDIR Conference. Full Text»

Transatlantic Missile Defense: Looking to the NATO Lisbon Summit
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered remarks at the Atlantic Council. Full Text»

U.S. Positions at the Annual Meeting of the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller gave briefing at New York Foreign Press Center. Full Text»

United Nations General Assembly First Committee
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks to the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. Full Text»

Missile Defense
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered remarks at the 2010 Multinational BMD Conference and Exhibition. Full Text»

New START Treaty
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute. Full Text»

Implementing the National Space Policy: Opportunities and Challenges
Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose delivered remarks at the Fifth Annual National Space Forum. Full Text»

Senate Approval of the New START Treaty
Text of a joint statement by Secretary Clinton and Secretary Gates on Senate Foreign Relations Committee approval of the New START Treaty. Full Text»

U.S. Can't Risk Slow START
Under Secretary Tauscher's Op-Ed featured in POLITICO. Full Text»

Ask the Chairman
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ADM Mike Mullen, answered a question on New START Treaty during a Virtual Town Hall. Full Text» Video»

Discussion on the New START Treaty
On September 13, Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller and Ambassador Richard Burt, the U.S. Chair of Global Zero, discussed the New START Treaty and President Obama's efforts to decrease the threat of nuclear weapons in the 21st century. Full Text» Video»

New START: Security Through 21st-Century Verification
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller's article, featured in Arms Control Today. Excerpt» Full Article»

Exploring the Many Facets of Deterrence
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the U.S. Strategic Command 2010 Deterrence Symposium in Omaha. Full Text»

New START Treaty Ratification
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary Verma joined Secretary Clinton as she discussed the New START Treaty ratification at the State Department. Full Text»


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