The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), in partnership with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), has released two new tutorials on Biological Weapons Nonproliferation and Nuclear Testing.
The Biological Weapons Nonproliferation tutorial explains what biological weapons are and how they work, the threat of bioterrorism, the role of biosecurity and biosafety, and nonproliferation efforts to prevent the spread of biological weapons. The Nuclear Testing tutorial reviews historical nuclear testing and its consequences, global efforts to ban nuclear testing, verification methods, stockpile stewardship, and nuclear testing since 1996 in Pakistan, India and North Korea.
The tutorials use interactive images and infographics and each ends with a short quiz for those who want to test their knowledge.
These new tutorials join a series developed by NTI and CNS. Topics include nuclear, radiological, and chemical threats and the international regimes that work to reduce them. The tutorials are an essential resources for students, educators, government officials, diplomats, and members of the public hoping to learn more about the threats of weapons of mass destruction and disruption.