For researching arms control, there are some excellent resources freely available on various organizations' web sites. These organizations range from NGOs to IGOs to private organizations. Below is a sampling of some the major organizations; please view this list as a good starting point and not as an exhaustive list.
- The Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
They maintain a comprehensive and searchable Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations & Regimes, which includes international organizations, treaties, and agreements related to disarmament and nonproliferation.
- The Conference on Disarmament
This single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum was established in 1979. It is the successor to the Ten-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1960), the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament(1962-68), and the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (1969-78).
- International Campaign to Ban Landmines
They have annual reports, working group information, news about national legislation implementation activity, and treaty information.
- United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
This site has text and status of various treaties, regional disarmament information, and a database of UN General Assembly resolutions (52nd - 61st sessions) concerning weapons, disarmament, and nonproliferation.
- United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
This autonomous institute within the UN conducts research on disarmament and security issues. Their goal is to assist and inform the international community and encourage state participation in arms control and reduction. Publications are on topics such as small arms control, states views on an arms trade treaty, arms control in outer space, etc.
U.S. Government Agencies
- Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (U.S. Dept. of State)
This bureau has information on treaties, links to sanctions laws and executive orders, policy statements and much more.
- Bureau of Political Affairs (U.S. Dept. of State)
This bureau manages several programs that may be of interest to arms control researchers such as weapons removal, arms transfers, defense trade controls, and Article 98 agreements.
- Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation (U.S. Dept. of State)
This bureau provides oversight on matters relating to verification of international arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements. This office also assesses other nations' compliance. This bureau prepares Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament
Agreements and Commitments and the World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfersreports.
Think Tanks and Research Organizations
- Bradford Disarmament Research Centre
This research center is part of the Peace Studies department at the University of Bradford and has resources under their publications on topics such as biological weapons, chemical weapons, and nuclear weapons.
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Their Nonproliferation Program has organized their links under several headings and search bars. Materials are organized by subtopics such as disarmament, nonproliferation, threat reduction and test ban. At the bottom of the home page, there is a black bar with links to current and relevant news and analysis from around the world.
- Harvard Sussex Program on Chemical and Biological Weapons
They have a useful bibliography of resources (with links to full text) relating to the European Union and weapons of mass destruction including statements, decisions, regulations, and other materials.
- Henry L. Stimson Center
This research center has research pages on such topics as Biological & Chemical Weapons and Nuclear Weapons. There are links to full text of analysis, briefings, books, and book reports. In addition, there are links to relevant subtopics.
This UK based organization provides research and training on effective verification on implementing international agreements. There is a listing of national implementing legislation (with links to full text if available) and very useful fact sheets on various treaties.