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 supports 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 agrees to large verified reductions in its stock of nuclear material, restrictions on its nuclear technology, and continuing intrusive IAEA monitoring. These steps would increase the time necessary for Iran to produce enough material for a nuclear weapon from the present two-three months to approximately one year, for the first 10 years of the agreement. If Iran is held to full compliance with the JCPOA by strict verification and enforcement, the agreement will reduce the risk of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, and reduce the likelihood of military conflict over Iran's nuclear program. Though imperfect and subject to many possible pitfalls, this agreement represents the best realistic prospect for insuring that Iran's nuclear activities remain peaceful, while a vigilant eye is maintained on Iran's continuing actions. More details and the conditions with which we recommend Congress approve the agreement are discussed in our Policy Statement.