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Threats

"My bottom line – we are in a race between cooperation and catastrophe. This is a race that mankind must win." - Former Sen. Sam Nunn

The threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons are real.  The possibility that terrorists might acquire and use nuclear weapons is an urgent and potentially catastrophic challenge to global security.  There is bipartisan agreement in the United States that the biological threat is a significant concern.  And while chemical weapons receive significantly less attention, the historical record shows that they are, by far, the most widely used and widely proliferated weapons of mass destruction.

In this section, NTI--along with our partner the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies--offer basic overviews on threats of weapons of mass destruction, links to in-depth data and analysis, relevant news coverage from Global Security Newswire, as well as related NTI projects. Each threat includes a search function to go deeper into this issue and content.