00:01    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Conference outline
00:57    |    
International definitions of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
Biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear acronim (BCRN)
03:06    |    
Origins of the arms control term
Confidence building measures
05:06    |    
Disarmament concept
Application spectrum
Unilateral disarmament
Bilateral disarmament
07:50    |    
Non-proliferation concept
International treaties
09:47    |    
Counter-proliferation concept
Nuclear situation in the Iraq War 
Anti-missile defense
Preemptive attack
13:16    |    
Deproliferation concept
Saddam Hussein's secret nuclear program
South Africa's nuclear weapon dismantlement process
Treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
Lybia's nuclear ambitions
16:43    |    
Institutional framework
17:02    |    
Universal framework
Consensus basis
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
First Comitee of the United Nations General Assembly
United Nation Disarmament Comission
Security Council's statement on weapons of mass destruction 
21:20    |    
International Humanitarian Law
International legal background on war 
Humanitarian law purposes
23:58    |    
The motivations for acquiring WMD
International prestige
Deterrence method
Interstate intervention prevention
Blackmail instrument
Direct conflict
28:42    |    
Traditional responses of the International Community towards WMD
Bilateral treaties
India-Pakistan treaties
Brazil-Argentina treaties
Multilateral treaties
Environmental protection treaties
Testing prohibition treaties
Treaty reinforcement
Verification mechanisms
Regional prohibition treaties
Treaty of Tlatelolco 
Intercontinental treaties
Nuclear-Weapon-Free Areas
Nunclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Non-Nuclear Weapon States
Treaty ratifications and withdrawals
Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT)
Biological weapons
Geneva Protocol (1925)
Biological Weapons Convention (1972)
Lack of verification mechanisms
Strengthning interstate treaties
50:46    |    
Chemical weapons
Paris Convention (1933) 
Intrusive verification mechanisms
Treaty participation
Radiological weapons
India-Pakistan Non-Attack Agreement
Negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament
54:57    |    
Export Control Treaties
Nuclear controls
Zangger Comitee (1971)
Nuclear Suppliers Groups (NSG)
Biological and chemical controls
The Australia Group (AG)
Export controls coordination
Wassenaar Arrangement on Export of Conventional and Dual-use Goods and Technoligies
Missile controls
Missile Technology Control Regime
Hague Code of Conduct
01:01:58    |    
Successes and failures of treaties and regimes on WMD
Nuclear weapons
Available WMD in the world
United States and Russia nuclear weapons
Global nuclear stockpiles between 1945 to 1996
Biological and chemical weapons
Lybian weapon crisis
Incapability of biogical weapons verification
Official weapon state declarations
Chemical Weapons Convention States Parties
Biological weapons program suspicions
Missile warfare
MANPADS proliferation
Countries with missile capabilities 
Ballistic missiles
Countries with present programs of WMD
Difficulties within WMD
International sanctions
01:12:04    |    
New approach to WMD
Post-Cold War context
Terrorist risks
The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)
Bio-defense measures
Cooperative Threat Reduction
G8 Global Partnership against WMD
UN Security Council: Resolution 1540
01:16:12    |    
The European experience with conventional armament
Anti-personnel landmines
Use of small arms and light weapons
Human casualties 
International response
Cluster munitions
International responses
Arms transfers
Arms Trade Treaty
01:21:03    |    
01:22:42    |    
Final credits




Arms Proliferation: Threats and Responses

10 de marzo de 2011   | Vistas: 57 |   International International Security War

The evolutionary history of war has influenced enormously the way that countries interact and defend themselves presently. Bellicose technology has constantly evolved into much more sophisticated methods and techniques, which have led to greater controls over these types of weapons. Marc Finaud refers to this topic by explaining the biggest threats to international security regarding weapons of mass destruction. He explains the different kinds of weapons existing and how they have produced a new world order. He also describes the main responses the international community has had towards these types of menaces to peace and security amongst them, demonstrating how diverse treaties and agreements have regulated their use and prevented worldwide catastrophes.

Mark Finaud is Special Advisor to the Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy (ITC). Previously, he was…


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