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International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
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International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Daniel H. Joyner

Abstract

Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) technologies is by no means a new concern for the international community. Indeed, since the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty in 1968, tremendous energies have been expended upon diplomatic efforts to create a web of treaties and international organizations regulating the production and stockpiling of WMD sensitive materials within states, as well as their spread through the increasingly globalized channels of international trade to other states and non-state actors. However, the intervention in 2003 by Western powers in Iraq ha ... More

Keywords: WMD, Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, international trade, Iraq, United Nations, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199204908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204908.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel H. Joyner, author
Associate Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law
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