Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats by Joseph Cirincione

By Joseph Cirincione

Deadly Arsenals offers the main updated and finished review to be had on international proliferation hazards, with a serious overview of overseas enforcement efforts. a useful source for teachers, policymakers, scholars, and the media, this atlas contains strategic and ancient research; maps, charts, and graphs of the unfold of nuclear, chemical, and organic guns and missile supply platforms; descriptions of the guns and regimes—and regulations to regulate them; and knowledge on nations that experience, wish, or have given up guns of mass destruction. a decision striking educational identify from one of many most advantageous nonproliferation learn groups. the recent version addresses the new, dramatic advancements in Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, and the nuclear black marketplace, reading strategic and coverage implications.

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1. Major Treaties and Agreements of the Nonproliferation Regime Non-Proliferation Treaty Entered into force in 1970. A total of 189 member states. Under the treaty, the five “nuclear weapon” states commit to pursue general and complete disarmament, while the remaining “non-nuclearweapon” states agree to forgo developing or acquiring nuclear weapons. Additional Protocol to the NPT Safeguards Agreement Approved on May 15, 1997. Signed by 90 states, in force in 66 states. The Additional Protocol facilitates more robust inspections by requiring states to submit an expanded declaration of their nuclear-related activities, and by giving International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors greater authority to visit both declared and undeclared sites of concern.

The group, known as the NPT Exporters Committee (or the Zangger Committee, so named after its Swiss chairman), adopted a set of guidelines in August 1974. These guidelines included a list of export items that would trigger the requirement for the application of IAEA safeguards in recipient states. These procedures and the “trigger list,” which have been updated in subsequent years, represented the first major agreement on the uniform regulation of nuclear exports by current and potential nuclear suppliers.

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