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Arms Control, Domestic & International Security: Organizations and Think Tanks

Library Guide for the Program in Arms Control, Domestic & International Security (ACDIS)

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This page contains links to think tanks and international organizations that regularly publish resources on arms control, disarmament, and international security.

Think Tanks

Carnegie Endowment for Peace - The Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program is an internationally acclaimed source of expertise and policy thinking on a range of nuclear issues, including arms control and disarmament, nonproliferation, nuclear energy, and international security and deterrence.

The Stimson Center is a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that seeks pragmatic solutions for some of the most important peace and security challenges around the world. Stimson's analysts, who travel the globe for their research, make the Center a trusted source of expert knowledge, fresh perspectives, policy prescriptions and creative ideas.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute – SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.

International Organizations

Center for Nonproliferation Studies

UN Conference on Disarmament

International Campaign to Ban Land Mines - The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is a global network in some 100 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling lives

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research is a voluntarily funded autonomous institute within the United Nations. An impartial actor, the Institute generates ideas and promotes action on disarmament and security. 

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War – IPPNW is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 62 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Reaching Critical Will - works for nuclear and conventional disarmament, the reduction of global military spending, and the demilitarization of politics and economics in order to achieve human security and social, economic, and environmental justice.

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium -The main aim of the network of independent non-proliferation think tanks is to encourage discussion of measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems within civil society, particularly among experts, researchers and academics.

The Missile Technology Control Regime - an informal and voluntary association of countries which share the goals of non-proliferation of unmanned delivery systems capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction, and which seek to coordinate national export licensing efforts aimed at preventing their proliferation

US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency - The mission of the ACDA is to strengthen the national security of the United States by formulating, advocating, negotiating, implementing and verifying effective arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament policies, strategies, and agreements.


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