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.
This article provides an overview of China’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.
NATO was founded in 1949 and has 28 Alliance Members. Its member countries are committed to sharing the risks and responsibilities as well as the benefits of collective security.
John Carlson presented a paper on "Nuclear Energy post Fukushima: Nuclear Governance for the 21st Century" at a briefing of the UN General Assembly's First Committee in New York.