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Arms Control Association (ACA)
"ACA provides policy-makers, the press and the interested public with authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, and related national security issues."
Arms Control Today
Periodical published by the Arms Control Association; available online (1996-present) and in print
(1986-2015). Find articles, fact sheets, and studies.
Federation of American Scientists
"The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) was founded in 1945 by scientists who had worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs. These scientists recognized that science had become central to many key public policy questions. They believed that scientists had a unique responsibility to both warn the public and policy leaders of potential dangers from scientific and technical advances and to show how good policy could increase the benefits of new scientific knowledge."
International Peace Institute
Formerly the International Peace Academy; "The International Peace Institute is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank...dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions."
Institiute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
"A non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to informing the public about science and policy issues affecting international security." ISIS is focused on "stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, bringing about greater transparency of nuclear activities worldwide, and achieving deep reductions in nuclear arsenals."
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
"SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament...SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public." Don't miss their excellent databases!
FAS - The Arms Sales Monitoring Project
"The Arms Sales Monitoring Project (ASMP) seeks to increase transparency, accountability and restraint in the legal arms trade; eradicate the illicit arms trade; and to serve as a repository of data on U.S. arms transfers and arms export controls."
FAS - The Nuclear Information Project
"The Nuclear Information Project is a public education project with the Federation of American Scientists that works to provide the public with access to declassified documents and analysis about nuclear weapons policy and operations."
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
(An IGO) The Office promotes the goal of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and the strengthening of the disarmament regimes in respect to other weapons of mass destruction, chemical and biological weapons. It also promotes disarmament efforts in the area of conventional weapons, especially land mines and small arms, which are the weapons of choice in contemporary conflicts.
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
"Our mission is to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention in order to achieve the OPCW's vision of a world both free of chemical weapons and in which cooperation in chemistry for peaceful purposes for all is fostered." (an IGO)
CTBTO: Preparatory Commission
The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (an IGO).
A twisted gun sculpture ("Non-Violence") on display in Malmo, Sweden by artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. Photo, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, by Francois Polito.