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With the end of the Cold War, many dared hope that the scourge of nuclear weapons would be ended once and for all. Yet, today, more than two decades later, the drive to build nuclear weapons by some governments continues, energized in no small part by the policies of the U.S. government.

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Update A New Nuclear Arms Race 

The U.S. nuclear arsenal is reaching the end of its lifespan. Will the U.S. spend the money required to upgrade and modernize these weapons, or will it use this opportunity to speed up disarmament?

Background The Real Nuclear Threat: A Dirty Bomb 

This year, violent extremists linked to the Islamic State spied on the home and office of a person involved with storing large quantities of dangerous nuclear material. The motive for the surveillance is unknown, but authorities speculate that the group might want the material to use in an attack.

Update Nuclear Weapons: Progress, But an Unfinished Agenda 

President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima in May, the first by a sitting U.S. president, caps an administration that put nuclear disarmament back on the national agenda. Speaking in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the memorial to those killed by U.S. atomic bombs, President Obama reaffirmed a commitment to disarmament.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Nuclear Weapons 

In three areas in particular, FCNL is working to keep U.S. nuclear policies from backtracking on even the modest gains of the past few years: halting modernization of the nuclear arsenal, blocking a new nuclear cruise missile, and supporting nonproliferation funding.

Update The Iran Nuclear Deal One Year Later 

One year after the Iran nuclear deal, FCNL's Middle East lobbyist Kate Gould joined Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council on a webinar hosted by Women's Action for New Directions to discuss the challenges and successes of the deal's implementation.

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