Key Resources

ACA's in-depth, 39-page briefing book,"Now More Than Ever: the Case for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty," is available online in PDF format. Print copies are available by request from the Project for the CTBT.

For more information on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, we recommend the following resources: 


United Nations Statement on the International Day against Nuclear Tests (August 29)

Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Organization (CTBTO)

Article XIV Conference on Facilitating Entry Into Force of the CTBT

U.S. Department of State CTBT Page

U.S. Department of Energy Nevada Test Site Page

Arms Control Association CTBT Resource Page



National Research Council. The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Technical Issues for the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012.

"Now More Than Ever: the Case for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty," Arms Control Association Briefing Book, February 2010.

JASON panel, Life Extension Program (LEP) Executive Summary, JSR-09-334E, September 9, 2009. (PDF)

Raymond Jeanloz, “Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and U.S. Security,” chapter in Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, 2008.

National Academy of Sciences, Technical Issues Related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 2002.

General John M. Shalikashvili, Findings and Recommendations Concerning The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, January 2001.

JASON panel, Nuclear Testing: Summary and Conclusions, JSR-95-320, August 3, 1995.



Thomas Pickering, "US Leadership Needed to Prevent Nuclear Testing by North Korea," Christian Science Monitor, February 20, 2013.

Thomas Graham, Jr. and Jake Garn, "Time to Ban Nuke Testing," The Salt Lake Tribune, February 16, 2013.

Jayantha Dhanapala, "Defusing the Nuclear Powder Keg," The Hindu, April 30, 2012.

Hazel O'Leary, "New Evidence for the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty," San Diego Union Tribune, April 19, 2012.

Trisha S. Beck, "No Need for Nuclear Weapons Testing Any Longer," Deseret News, April 11, 2012.

Daryl G. Kimball, "The New NAS Report: The Case is Stronger Than Ever for the Test Ban Treaty," Arms Control Association, Issue Brief, March 30, 2012.

Tom Z. Collina and Daryl G. Kimball, "Test Ban Treaty: Myths vs. Realities," Arms Control Association, Issue Brief, March 30, 2012.

Stephen A. Cheney, "Time to Ratify Nuclear Test Ban Treaty," CNN, January 5, 2012.

Carl Bildt and Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, "Endorse the Nuclear Test Ban." Project Syndicate, December 12, 2011.

Hazel O'Leary and Daryl Kimball, "Ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty," LA Times, September 14, 2011.

Tibor Toth, "Nuclear Lessons Unlearned," Project Syndicate, August 31, 2011.

Togzhan Kassenova, "Semipalatinsk: From Nuclear Testing Site to Test Ban Treaty Support," Carnegie Endowment For Interntaional Peace, August 29, 2011.

Daryl Kimball, "Sorting CTBT Fact From Fiction," Arms Control Association Issue Brief, June 20, 2011.

Dary Kimball, "Reconsider the Nuclear Test Ban," Arms Control Today, April 2011.

Daryl Kimball, "Time for the Nuclear Test Ban," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Proliferation Analysis, August 24, 2010.

The Salt Lake Tribune, "Test Ban Treaty," August 11, 2010.

Pierce Corden, "Banning Nuclear Tests," Science, May 21, 2010.

Vice President Joe Biden, "The President's Nuclear Vision," The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2010.

Jake Garn, "U.S. Should Ratify Test Ban Treaty," Deseret News, January 29, 2010.

Greg Thielmann, "Worried About Iran? Ratify Nuclear Test Ban Treaty," The Des Moines Register, January 22, 2010.

Howard James Hubbard and Leon Lederman, "Nuclear Threat Demands a Sustained U.S. Effort," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, January 6, 2010.

Daryl G. Kimball, “Why We Don’t Need to Resume Nuclear Testing,” Arms Control Today, November 2009.

Deepti Choubey, “Iran Brings Urgency to U.S.’ Need to Ratify Nuclear Test Treaty,” The Hill, October 20, 2009.

Jessica Mathews, “This Time, Ban the Test,” The International Herald Tribune, October 21, 2009.

Former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger, former Senator Sam Nunn, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, "Case for Ratifying Nuclear Test Ban Treaty," Politico, June 2, 2009.

The New York Times, "The Test Ban Treaty," May 24, 2009.

Daryl G. Kimball, "The Logic of the Test Ban Treaty," Arms Control Today, May 2009.

Deepti Choubey, "Don't Wait for the United States," CTBTO Spectrum, April 2009. (PDF)

Barry M. Blechman, "Don't Miss this Opportunity to End Nuclear Testing - Once and For All," Stimson Center Publications, March 2, 2009.

John M. Shalikashvili, "The Test Ban Solution,"The Washington Post, January 2001. 



Daryl G. Kimball, "The Case for the CTBT," Foreign Service Journal, December 2009.

Paul G. Richards and Won-Young Kim, “Advances in Monitoring for Nuclear Explosions,” Scientific American, March 2, 2009.

David Hafemeister “The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Effectively Verifiable,” Arms Control Today, October 2008.