Council: Front and Center, March 10

Council for a Livable World

An update on arms control, national security and politics from Council for a Livable World

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is the Council’s affiliated 501(C)(3) research organization.


Join us for a Town Hall with Executive Director John Tierney!

When: Tuesday, March 13, 6–7 p.m. ET

Where: Live video on our Facebook page, or audio by calling in to (641) 715-0632, pin number 342145#

Why: John Tierney will discuss North Korea, the nuclear posture review, the Iran nuclear deal, Pentagon spending and prospects for the 2018 mid-term elections

Submit questions: Have a question for Mr. Tierney? Submit it here


Our Take

Proud to be an international woman in a male-oriented field: Center Senior Policy Analyst Sara Z. Kutchesfahani celebrates the women she’s met in her career in nuclear non-proliferation for International Women’s Day. Read more

Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Spending Briefing Book: We break down the budget request and put it all in context. Learn more

A Will to Create a Better World: Communications Director Anna Schumann visited a local art exhibit by two artists whose grandfathers had very different interactions with the bomb: one, a Manhattan Project employee; the other, a resident of Hiroshima. Read about her experience


Center in the Press

3 big questions about potential North Korea-U.S. talks: Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with the Washington Post about the opportunity President Trump now has to make diplomatic strides in North Korea. Read more

Trump cautiously welcomes North Korea offer to consider nuclear talks with US: Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with Stars and Stripes about the first diplomatic steps the Trump Administration can take with North Korea. Read more

Will the US Be Able to Stop Russia’s New Arsenal of Missile Defense-Piercing Nukes?: Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle spoke with LiveScience about Russia’s boasts about its new nuclear weapons capabilities. Read more 

DoD now treating missile defense flight test plans — once public  as classified: Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle spoke with Inside Defense about the claim the Department of Defense needs to safeguard information about planned ballistic missile defense tests. Read more

What ever happened to the argument for nuclear disarmament?: Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell was quoted in Mic about the public’s attitude toward nuclear weapons and nuclear war. Read more

Ohio base could become America’s first defense against incoming missiles: Policy Analyst James McKeon was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch about the possibility and negative repercussions of opening up an east coast missile defense site in Ohio. Read more

Some Clues Emerge On New Pentagon Ballistic Missile Defense Review: Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle was quoted in USNI News on the forthcoming Ballistic Missile Defense Review. Read more



Last weekend, the Council was proud to partner with other progressive organizations to host a Foreign Policy Candidate Forum for the candidates vying to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional district. It was a packed house!


Council-Endorsed Candidates



Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Senator Angus King (I-ME)

Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)


Randy Bryce (D-WI-01)

Jason Crow (D-CO-06)

Gretchen Driskell (D-MI-07)

Josh Harder (D-CA-10)

Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06)

Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-02)

Annie Kuster (D-NH-02)

Joe Neguse (D-CO-02)

Nancy Soderberg (D-FL-06)