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 Iran's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.
The NPT is a treaty aimed at limiting the spread of nuclear weapons through the three elements of non-proliferation, disarmament, and peaceful use of nuclear energy.
In a new op-ed published in The Hill, Senator Sam Nunn celebrates the progress made by the Global Threat Reduction Initiative over 10 years--but warns against budget cuts to these vital programs.