The Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose E. Gottemoeller, leads the interagency policy process on nonproliferation and manages global U.S. security policy, principally in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance. This entails overseeing the negotiation, implementation, and verification of international agreements in arms control and international security. Other specific responsibilities include directing and coordinating export control policies and policies to prevent missile, nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons proliferation. All of these contribute to the State Department’s strategic goal of countering threats to the United States and the international order. The Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security serves as a Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State.

The Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, and the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs report to the Under Secretary.


In The News

Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

(Oct. 21): Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller delivered remarks at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Full Text»

Joint Statement on EU-US High level Dialogue on Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and Arms Control

(Dec. 16): The following is the text of the Joint Statement EU-US High Level Dialogue on Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and Arms Control: Full Text»


Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

Sixty-Ninth UN General Assembly First Committee Thematic Discussion on Nuclear Weapons

(Oct. 20): Ambassador Wood - "In June of last year in Berlin, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to the goal of a world without nuclear weapons. The United States continues to undertake mutually reinforcing steps in pursuit of that goal...." Full Text»

Bureau of International security and nonproliferation

Remarks at the IAEA General Conference

(Sept. 25) Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman deliver remarks at the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria. Full Text»


Bureau of political-military affairs

Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia Meets in Dubai

The United States joined over 80 countries, international organizations, and companies in Dubai on October 28 for the 17th Pleanary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. Media Note» PM/CPMS»

U.S-Australia-Japan Security and Defense Cooperation Forum (SDCF)

On October 22, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Chapman and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Kelly Magsamen led the U.S. delegation for the U.S.-Australia-Japan Security and Defense Cooperation Forum. Media Note»