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Fact Sheet on Strengthening Arms Control and Nonproliferation

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Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Author(s): Kingston Reif

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: International relations (International peace and security)
Military and defense (National security)

Keywords: Presidential transition; Under Secretary; Personnel reform; State Department

Type: Fact sheet


In a welcome and much-needed shift from the policies of the Bush administration, both presumptive nominees for President in 2008 have stated that they intend to strengthen the global nonproliferation regime and pursue further legally binding and verifiable reductions in the number of U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons. In order to achieve progress on effective nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, the next President will need to construct a bureaucratic structure that enhances the capacity of the United States to pursue bold measures.