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International Partnerships to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
May 1, 2008
— This Occasional Paper examines the role, manifestations, and challenges of international cooperation to combat the weapons of mass destruction threat and poses important questions for future leaders to address in moving international cooperation forward in this area.
The Future Nuclear Landscape
April 1, 2007
— This Occasional Paper examines aspects of the contemporary and emerging international security environment that the authors believe will define the future nuclear landscape and identifies some associated priorities for policymakers.
Can al Qaeda Be Deterred from Using Nuclear Weapons?
July 1, 2005
— This occasional paper pursues four different but complementary approaches to dissect the issue of whether acquisition of NBC/R weapons will mean employment for Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.
Iraq and After: Taking the Right Lessons for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
May 1, 2005
— This paper primarily focuses on Iraq; however, it also seeks to draw lessons from experiences in libya and Iran to understand better how proliferators think about WMD; the challenges in assessing the status and sophistication of developing world WMD programs; the contours of the emerging international proliferation landscape; and the efficacy of various policy instruments available to the United States for dealing with these so-called ultimate weapons.
Eliminating Adversary WMD: What's at Stake?
December 1, 2004
— This Occasional Paper discusses the challenges and the lessons learned during Operation Iraqi Freedom concerning WMD elimination.