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

Promoting the Three Pillars of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Learn more about how the United States is supporting the NPT Treaty's pillars of disarmament, nonproliferation and peaceful uses in the Fact Sheets»

Video: Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

video of live remnants of war demolition in Quang Tri province with Mine Action Group partners.


Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

U.S.-India Space Security Cooperation: A Partnership for the 21st Century

Assistant Secretary Rose (Mar. 5): "As we deepen our strategic relationship, we share an interest in addressing the emerging security challenges of the 21st century." Full Text»


Bureau of International security and nonproliferation

Remarks at the International Institute for Strategic Studies

Mar. 6: Remarks by Assistant Secretary Thomas Countryman marking the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Full Text»

Amazing Atoms

Check out the IAEA’s new “Amazing Atoms” app, which highlights the powerful role of the atom in global development challenges. Download it today at the iTunes or Google Play stores.


Bureau of political-military affairs

Counter-ISIL Coalition Provides Air Support

Date: 03/02/2015 Description: Aircraft in formation - State Dept Image

Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 25): "These strikes were designed to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision – protecting innocent Iraqis by minimizing damage to infrastructure, and enabling Iraqi forces under Iraqi command to continue offensive operations against ISIL in the vicinity of Tikrit." Full Text»


U.S. Support Helps El Salvador Expand Peacekeeping Role

Date: 02/23/2015 Description: Soldiers marching © UN Image

PM’S Global Peace Operations Initiative allows El Salvador to make its first independent deployment to the UN stabilization mission in Mali. DipNote»GPOI»