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PacNet #35A – Export Controls: Fighting Proliferation and Building Confidence

SINGAPORE – The bomb blast at the J.W. Marriott hotel in downtown Jakarta is only the most recent reminder of the ruthless cruelty of international terrorism. The topic dominates every discussion of Asian security. Those talks have become increasingly sharp in the face of a rising death toll worldwide and growing fears that these groups will get their hands on weapons of mass destruction or the materials to make them.