Course Catalog

IPOL8574

Intro to WMD Nonproliferation

This course surveys the issues surrounding the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and ballistic missiles. It also provides an introduction to nuclear and radiological terrorism, and an overview of the international nonproliferation regime.



The course is divided into three main parts: Part 1 provides an overview of the trends and technologies of WMD proliferation. Part 2 considers the nonproliferation regime in detail, concentrating on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the conventions banning chemical and biological weapons, supplier regimes and export controls, and verification and compliance issues. Part 3 returns to challenges to the nonproliferation regime, including states of proliferation concern known or believed to be developing WMD outside or in defiance of the NPT, CWC, and BWC and tensions within the nonproliferation regime, and discusses the range of international, multilateral, and unilateral responses to these challenges

Subject:
International Policy
Department:
International Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2012 - MIIS

IPOL8574A-F12 Lecture (Knopf)

Spring 2012 - MIIS

IPOL8574A-S12 Lecture (Bleek)

Fall 2011 - MIIS

IPOL8574A-F11 Lecture (Bleek)

Spring 2011 - MIIS

IPOL8574A-S11 Lecture (Bleek)

Fall 2010 - MIIS

IPOL8574A-F10 Lecture (Lieggi, Pelopidas, Wehling)
IPOL8574B-F10 Lecture (Lieggi, Pelopidas, Wehling)

Spring 2010 - MIIS

IPOL8574A-S10 Lecture (Wehling)

Fall 2009 - MIIS

IPOL8574A-F09 Lecture (Hansell)