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MIIS 8504

Intro to WMD Nonproliferation

Intro to WMD Nonproliferation
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the issues surrounding the proliferation of nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological (NBCR) weapons and their means of delivery, the consequences of proliferation, and means to stem it or ameliorate its dangers, including:
• Nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons technologies
• Means of delivery, including ballistic and cruise missile technology
• Alternative perspectives on the dangers of proliferation and the utility of the term “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD)
• Factors affecting why states do or don’t pursue and obtain nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons and their means of delivery
• Potential and actual non-state actor pursuit, acquisition, and use of NBCR weapons
• Profiles of key countries and their NBCR programs and policies
• Deterrence vis-à-vis states and non-state actors
• Counterproliferation, including the possible use of force
• The nuclear nonproliferation regime, including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards system
• The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC)
• The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
• Missile control regimes and other export control arrangements
• Cooperative threat reduction and various post-9/11 initiatives

(Open to Juniors and Seniors only) The dates of this course are SEPTEMBER 6 through DECEMBER 16. Registering for this course signals your interest in taking the course.
Subject:
Middlebury Institute
Department:
Nonproliferatn&Terrorsm Stdies
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2022, MIIS courses in College Term

MIIS8504A-F22 Lecture (Bleek)

Spring 2022, MIIS courses in College Term

MIIS8504A-S22 Lecture (Bleek)

Fall 2021, MIIS courses in College Term

MIIS8504A-F21 Lecture (Bleek)

Spring 2021, MIIS courses in College Term

MIIS8504A-S21 Lecture (Bleek)

Fall 2020

MIIS8504A-F20 Lecture (Bleek)
MIIS8504B-F20 Lecture (Bleek)