Council Front and Center: September 16, 2018


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

Featured Nukes of Hazard Podcast Episode
The Cloud of Nuclear Winter: In 1961, the Soviet Union tested the largest nuclear weapon in history. At about 3,800 times more powerful than the bombs used against Japan, the effects were unimaginable. This episode dives into this and other harrowing stories of nuclear testing. We also interview Dr. Michael Mills, a scientific expert on the catastrophic consequences of a nuclear war — known as nuclear winter. Listen

In Case You Missed It: John Tierney on The West Wing Weeklypodcast
Executive Director John Tierney was a guest on The West Wing Weekly podcast discussing an episode of the television series The West Wing about an atmospheric nuclear test. Tierney talks about current nuclear policy and how people can get involved in the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation movement. His segment begins around the 48:50 mark. Listen

Our Take
Op-ed: Stop Trying to Make #Swagger Happen: Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell writes about the State Department’s new “swagger” campaign — and why swagger is anathema to diplomacy. Read more

Op-ed: Congress Wants a Space-Based Missile Defense System. That’s a Colossally Bad Idea: Executive Director John Tierney and Center Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle explain why the Congressional proposal for space-based missile defense is expensive, unnecessary, and unlikely to work. Read more

Nuclear Waste Issues in the United States: Center Scoville Fellow Luisa Kenausis explains that disposing of nuclear waste is largely an unresolved issue in the United States — and why that matters. Read more

Center/Council in the Press

Anti-nuclear weapons organization looks to revitalize under Trump: Executive Director John Tierney and Political Director James McKeon met with supporters in San Diego last week and explained that, unfortunately, arms control has become more partisan than in the past. That is one reason why the Council’s work has never been more important. Read more

Will the Army’s 1,000-Mile Missiles Kill Reagan’s INF Treaty?: Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell says it’s a gamble for the U.S. and Russia to try to negotiate arms control deals right now because they are not having the trust-building conversations they need to have. Read more

Experts skeptical of Trump’s claim China is holding up N. Korea progress: Policy Analyst James McKeon explains a source of the stalemate in denuclearization negotiations with North Korea. Read more 

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 Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)

Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Senator Tina Smith (D-MN)

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MN)

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)











Colin Allred (D-TX-32)

Lauren Baer (D-FL-18)

Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22)

Randy Bryce (D-WI-01)

Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24)

Gil Cisneros (D-CA-39)

Angie Craig (D-MN-02)

Jason Crow (D-CO-06)

Gretchen Driskell (D-MI-07)

Dan Feehan (D-MN-01)

Josh Harder (D-CA-10)

Steven Horsford (D-NV-04)*

Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06)

Brendan Kelly (D-IL-12)

Andy Kim (D-NJ-03)

Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-02)

Dan Kohl (D-WI-06)

Joseph Kopser (D-TX-21)*

Annie Kuster (D-NH-02)

Susie Lee (D-NV-03)*

Mike Levin (D-CA-49)

Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07)

Amy McGrath (D-KY-06)

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL-26)*

Joe Neguse (D-CO-02)

Katie Porter (D-CA-45)*

Harley Rouda (D-CA-48)*

Nancy Soderberg (D-FL-06)

Greg Stanton (D-AZ-09)

Scott Wallace (D-PA-01)

*New endorsee