Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization conducts a full-scale simulation of an on-site inspection, known as Integrated Field Exercise 2014. Southern Jordan, near the Dead Sea.
Week of Nov. 17, 24 or Dec.
Senate floor vote on the nomination of Frank Rose to be Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance (estimate).
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman and the other political directors of the P5+1 continue negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. Vienna. Secretary of State John Kerry will join the negotiations at some point.
Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers), annual meeting. Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, and on Capitol Hill. Register online.
Target date for a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security holds a series of meetings with her U.K. counterparts. London.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Gary Samore, Harvard University; David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security; and Edward Levine, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, "Iran-P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations: the Road Ahead." Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, meeting of the Group of Eminent Persons on entering into force of the treaty. Budapest, Hungary.
Office of Management and Budget returns revised budgets, known as passbacks, to federal agencies for fiscal year 2016 (estimate; may be delayed). Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 2 (tentative).
Week of Dec. 1
Senate floor action on the U.S.-U.K. Mutual Defense Agreement, H.R. 5681 (estimate). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN2.
Week of Dec. 1 or 8
House and Senate floor action on the annual defense authorization bill (estimate).
9:30 a.m., Arms Control Association and Carnegie Endowment, "The Outcome of the Iran Talks and the Next Steps," Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington.
Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; James Acton, Carnegie Endowment; Andreas Persbo, Verification Research, Training and Information Centre; and other speakers. "The Prague Agenda 2014." Sponsored by the Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry and Institute of International Relations (Prague). Czernin Palace, Great Hall and Mirror Hall, Prague.
2:00-5:30 p.m., Tony de Frum, Marshall Islands foreign minister; Pho van den Biesen, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA); Christopher Weeramantry, former vice president, International Court of Justice; Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs; and David Krieger, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, "Back to the International Court of Justice: The Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero Lawsuits." Sponsored by IALANA and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. At Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, Vienna.
20th anniversary of the START I treaty entering into force. The treaty reduced the number of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic nuclear weapons by 80 percent to 6,000 each.
Fourth anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the New START Treaty on a 71-26 vote. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.
9:00 p.m., President Obama gives the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Capitol Building, Washington. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN, broadcast on other networks and webcast on the White House website.
Afternoon, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz presents the Energy Department's annual budget (tentative). Energy Department, Large Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington. RSVP required. Posted on the Energy Department website.
House and Senate Presidents Day recesses (estimates).
American Israel Public Affairs Committee, annual policy conference. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington.
Defense and Energy Departments submit to Congress an annual 10-year plan for the nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex, nuclear weapons delivery systems and nuclear weapons command and control system, "1043 report" (tentative) (Public Law 112-81, Sec. 1043, amended by Public Law 113-66, Sec. 1054).
National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress a biannual report on the plan for stewardship, management and certification of warheads in the nuclear weapons stockpile (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2523).
Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, attends the sixth P5 conference. London. The nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference at the United Nations (April 27-May 22) is on the agenda.
Fifth anniversary of the signing of the New START Treaty by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Prague. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.
President Obama attends the G-20 summit. City TBA, Turkey.
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, meeting of the Group of Eminent Persons on entering into force of the treaty. City Hiroshima, Japan.
Russian navy test launches its Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the Vladimir Monomakh and Alexander Nevsky submarines. From east of the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean to the Chizha test range, Kanin Peninsula, Russia.
Federal budget year begins.
11:00 a.m. Norwegian time (5:00 a.m. EDT), Nobel Peace Prize announced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.
Fifth anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the New START treaty on a 71-26 vote. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.