This convention was proposed by Russia; it is the result of years of dialogue between non-nuclear and nuclear countries and is the first UN treaty designed to prevent terrorist attacks from weapons of mass destruction. It entered into force on July 7, 2007.
Martin Indyk disputes the Bush administration's claim that the war in Iraq played a significant role in Libya's decision to abandon WMD programs.
President Bush announces a seven-step plan designed to strengthen international efforts to reduce the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Senator Edwards says the Bush administration has "done very little" to work with U.S. allies to secure weapons of mass destruction. He outlines a Global Nuclear Compact that aims to strengthen the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and endorses new funding to counter "loose nukes" in the former Soviet Union.
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Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions.
Segal offers recommendations for cooperation on issues such as encryption, data localization, and cybersecurity.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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