The world faces arms control threats that have evolved over the past sixty years as well as emerging threats that are not as familiar. The Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security (LACACIS) addresses these threats by researching them and developing policy recommendations for arms control regimes, nonproliferation initiatives, and other solutions that address today's realities.
LACACIS invites speakers to present their latest research, findings and experiences to the Los Alamos community in the areas of arms control and nonproliferation. A list of recent presenters can be found on the Lectures page. One of our main objectives is to present new ideas in arms control, relevant scientific information, and links to other sites of interest.
If you are ever in New Mexico and would be willing to talk about a topic related to arms control, nonproliferation, national or international security, please contact us as far in advance as possible. We would love to hear what you have to say. For more information, please contact us.
The Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security has supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiated by the United States, Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain, and the European Union (EU) with Iran. In return for the lifting of US, EU, and United Nations economic sanctions, Iran agreed to large verified reductions in its stock of nuclear material, restrictions on its nuclear technology, and continuing intrusive IAEA monitoring. These steps have increased the time necessary for Iran to produce enough material for a nuclear weapon from the previous two-three months to approximately one year, for the first 10 years of the agreement. Though imperfect and subject to many possible pitfalls, this agreement represents the best realistic prospect for insuring that Iran's nuclear activities remain peaceful. LACACIS strongly recommends that the US, with its international partners, insist upon strict enforcement of all Iran's obligations under the JCPOA. The US should also vigilantly enforce all other sanctions against Iran's support of terrorism, regional aggression, and human rights violations. Congress should properly fund all such monitoring and sanctioning programs, and maintain our intelligence and national technical means to supplement international monitoring programs. More details are discussed in our Policy Statement.