2007 Threat #08 Proliferation Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

Center for Nonprolilferation Studiesexternal link
Monterey Institute of International Studies – Information and analysis to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Includes monthly analysis of WMD export control issues, nonproliferation treaties, documents, organizations and regimes, and the most comprehensive open source data resources in the world on CBRN weapons & missile proliferation developments. 1

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – Proliferation News & Resourcesexternal link
Comprehensive site including Country Resources on Iran, Korea, Russia and others. Also provides in-depth background on weapons systems and a global proliferation status map, with separate maps on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. Latest proliferation news. 2

Export Controlexternal link
The EXBS program is a U.S. Government interagency program, managed by the Department of State’s Bureau of Nonproliferation, designed to help prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their missile delivery systems, conventional weapons, and related items by assisting foreign governments to establish and implement effective export control systems that meet international standards. 3

Loose Nukesexternal link
Based on PBS Frontline program of the same name. Investigation of nuclear smuggling, includes maps, timeline of smuggling incidents and interviews with experts. Also shows nuclear status of several nations, information on Russia’s nuclear complex and readings. 4

Federation of American Scientistsexternal link
Site includes detailed information and news on Nuclear Weapons in the 21st century, to include dirty bombs, dangers of proliferation by state, and next generation nuclear weapons. Also includes Biological and Chemical Weapons information. 5

Institute for Science and International Securityexternal link
ISIS is a non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to informing the public about science and policy issues affecting international security. Its efforts focus on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, bringing about greater transparency of nuclear activities worldwide, and achieving deep reductions in nuclear arsenals. ISIS’s projects integrate technical, scientific, and policy research in order to build a sound foundation for a wide variety of efforts to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons to U.S. and international security. 6

Missile Technology Control Regimeexternal link
An informal and voluntary association of countries which share the goals of non-proliferation of unmanned delivery systems capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction, and which seek to coordinate national export licensing efforts aimed at preventing their proliferation. The MTCR was originally established in 1987 by Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since that time, the number of MTCR partners has increased to a total of thirty-four countries, all of which have equal standing within the Regime. 7

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weaponsexternal link
The mission is to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention in order to achieve the OPCW’s vision of a world free of chemical weapons, and a world in which cooperation in the peaceful uses of chemistry is fostered. The ultimate aim is to contribute to international security and stability, general and complete disarmament, and global economic development. 8

Sunshine Projectexternal link
An international non-profit organization with offices in Hamburg, Germany and Austin, Texas, working against the hostile use of biotechnology in the post-Cold War era. The Project researches and publishes to strengthen the global consensus against biological warfare and to ensure that international treaties effectively prevent development and use of biological weapons. 9

Small Arms Surveyexternal link
The Small Arms Survey serves to monitor national and international (governmental and ngo) initiatives, and acts as a clearing house for the dissemination of best practices in the field. The legal and the illicit markets for small arms and light weapons-domestic as well as international-are linked by virtue of the fact that weapons can be diverted from the legal into the illicit realm. Diversion includes government supplies to armed non-state groups, violation of arms embargoes, violations of end-user agreements, ant trade, diversion from government or authorized private stockpiles, and battlefield seizures and war booty. Information on illicit cross-border transfers is generally hard to come by. The Small Arms Survey has based its analysis of illicit transfers on seizure data from customs, police, and military as well as on news, NGO, and UN reports. 10

Space Security Projectexternal link
Henry L. Stimpson Center – Includes what’s new, code of conduct for outer space, space debris status, editorials on weaponization of space, and space programs to watch. 11

International Campaign to Ban Landminesexternal link
A network of more than 1,400 NGO’s in 90 countries working for a global ban on landmines. Site includes news, links, a yearly landmine report and a calendar of upcoming events. 12

North Korea Special Collectionexternal link
Center for Nonproliferation Studies – Provides overview, news, and analysis of North Korea’s nuclear and missile development. Also has satellite photos of Yongbyon nuclear complex. 13

IAEA and Iranexternal link
IAEA site focused on Iran. Provides latest briefings/timelines, documents and reports, and background and stories on Iranian nuclear program development. 14

Pakistan-Facts.comexternal link
Site is run by a diverse group of individuals from across the world, sharing common concerns regarding Pakistan’s continued support for terrorism and nuclear proliferation. The Nuclear Proliferation section includes the latest articles on Pakistani nuclear issues, special reports, and feedback from readers. 15