Magazine article Arms Control Today

International Cooperation on WMD Nonproliferation

Magazine article Arms Control Today

International Cooperation on WMD Nonproliferation

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International Cooperation on WMD Nonproliferation Jeffrey W. Knopf, ed., The University of Georgia Press, 2016, 352 pp.

This book, edited by Jeffrey W. Knopf, examines the role that international initiatives play in focusing efforts and coordinating state actions to prevent the proliferation of nonconventional weapons. In the introductory chapter, Knopf, a professor and program chair of nonproliferation and terrorism studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, chronicles the growth of cooperative international initiatives and regimes that complement core nonproliferation treaties, such as the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the Chemical Weapons Convention. He concludes that the treaties have not "removed every possible risk of proliferation," spurring multilateral cooperation to address additional proliferation problems. …

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