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Issues & Insights Vol. 06 – No. 04

For many nations, the end of the Cold War ended the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Yet while the chances of a superpower confrontation have shrunk to near invisibility, the WMD threat persists. Now, however, the danger is posed by states and nonstate actors determined to acquire such weapons despite a global nonproliferation regime that guards against their spread.