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Multilateral export controls to prevent proliferation of WMDs

An overview of the multilateral export control regimes to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)

December 2016

Preventing export of weapons (or components of weapons) of mass destruction is high on the international agenda. An intricate web of rules, norms and institutions ensure a degree of international attention to this overall goal, but much remains to be done for the world to be safe from such weapons. This short overview will give an introduction to some of these rules and systems, based on information given on, and providing links to, the relevant web-sites.