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Weapons of Mass Destruction

NUCLEAR

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

  • 01-05-01: Summary of Recommendations to the President and the Secretary of State on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Washington, DC
  • 01-04-01: Gen. John M. Shalikashvili (USA Ret.), Letter to the President and Report on the Findings and Recommendations Concerning the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Washington, DC
  • 12-05-00: Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Signatories/Ratifiers
  • 10-09-97: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: "The Longest-Sought, Hardest-Fought Prize in the History of Arms Control"
  • 09-22-97: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Chronology During Clinton Administration
  • 09-22-97: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Safeguards
  • 09-22-97: Purpose of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
  • 09-10-96: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty I

  • 10-01-00: START I Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms
  • 09-06-00: Strategic Stability Cooperation Initiative Between the United States of America and Russian Federation
  • 12-05-97: START Treaty: Achievement of Phase I Reductions
  • 07-12-95: START I Entry into Force
  • 02-14-95: START: Lisbon Protocol and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • 07-29-92: START: Treaty Limited Items
  • 08-01-91: START: Data Base
  • 07-29-91: START: Basic Provisions of the Treaty
  • 07-29-91: START: Central Limits
  • 07-29-91: START: Verification
  • 07-29-91: The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty: What Is It?
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II
  • 09-26-97: START II Documents
  • 09-26-97: START II Fact Sheets and Background Material
  • 01-26-96: Background Information: START II Ratification
  • 01-26-96: Background Information: START II Ratification Summary
  • 12-13-95: Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II Chronology
  • 01-30-95: Treaty on Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms
  • 07-02-92: Joint Understanding on Further Reductions in Strategic Offensive Arms
BIOLOGICAL
  • 09-19-00: Parties and Signatories of the Biological Weapons Convention
  • 11-26-96: Remarks to the Fourth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention
  • 11-20-96: Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference 1996
  • 11-12-96: Biological Weapons Convention
  • 11-07-95: Australia Group Export Controls on Materials Used in the Manufacture of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Control List of Dual-Use Chemicals: Commercial and Military Application
CHEMICAL
  • 11-28-00: Chemical Weapons Convention Signatories/Ratifiers
  • 04-01-00: Australia Group
  • 01-99: Implementing Legislation
  • 01-20-99: Australia Group: Australia Group Meeting, 9-15 October 1998, Paris
  • 09-98: The Chemical Weapons Convention
  • 05-99: Chemical Weapons Convention: A Balance Between Obligations and the Needs of States Parties
  • 05-99: Organization For the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • 09-98: U.S.-Russian Wyoming Memorandum of Understanding on Chemical Weapons
  • 10-15-97: Australia Group: Australia Group Meeting, 6-9 October 1997, Paris
  • 11-07-95: Australia Group Export Controls on Materials Used in the Manufacture of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Control List of Dual-Use Chemicals: Commercial and Military Application
  • 10-93: Guidelines for Schedules of Chemicals
Conventional Weapons
  • 08-11-98: Small Arms Issues: U.S. Policy and Views
  • 12-02-96: Adaptation of the CFE Treaty
  • 07-01-96: Summary of the Report of the Presidential Advisory Board on Arms Proliferation Policy
  • 05-08-96: Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Review Conference 1996
  • 05-01-95: U.S. Submits Its Contribution to the U.N. Register of Conventional Arms
  • 11-07-95: The CFE Treaty and CFE-1A Agreement
  • 10-19-95: Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe: Joint Consultative Group
  • 05-15-92: Tashkent Agreement
  • 07-01-91: The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe: Commitments Related to the Treaty
Security Building
  • 10-09-98: Possible Organization of American States (OAS) Convention on Transparency in Arms Acquisition
  • 04-07-98: Organization of American States Conference on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs)
  • 07-30-97: Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly Resolution on Conventional Arms Transparency and Confidence-Building in the Americas
  • 06-30-97: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • 05-27-97: Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security Between NATO and the Russian Federation
  • 05-20-96: Open Skies: Basic Elements
  • 02-26-96: The Central American Democratic Security Treaty
  • 09-28-95: States Parties to the Open Skies Treaty
  • 01-26-95: Vienna Document 1994
  • 03-16-94: Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in Europe
  • 02-23-94: Open Skies Consultative Commission
  • 01-07-94: Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Forum for Security Cooperation
  • 07-06-93: United States Rolls Out Open Skies Aircraft
Missile Defense
  • 09-06-00: Strategic Stability Cooperation Initiative Between the United States of America and Russian Federation
  • 09-01-00: White House Fact Sheet on National Missile Defense
  • 10-14-98: Standing Consultative Commission Press Release and 10-14-98: Joint Statement on the Fifth ABM Treaty Review
  • 09-26-97: Memorandum of Understanding on Succession
  • 09-26-97: Fact Sheet:  Memorandum of Understanding on Succession
  • 09-26-97: First Agreed Statement Relating to the ABM Treaty
  • 09-26-97: Fact Sheet:  First Agreed Statement Relating to the ABM Treaty
  • 09-26-97: Second Agreed Statement Relating to the ABM Treaty
  • 09-26-97: Fact Sheet:  Second Agreed Statement Relating to the ABM Treaty
  • 09-26-97: Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures
  • 09-26-97: Fact Sheet:  Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures
  • 09-26-97: Standing Consultative Commission Joint Statement
  • 09-26-97: Unilateral Statements on Plans and Programs
  • 09-26-97: Regulations of the Standing Consultative Commission
  • 09-26-97: Fact Sheet:  Regulations of the Standing Consultative Commission
  • 09-26-97: ABM/TMD Agreements, START II Protocol and Letters on Early Deactivation Signed
  • 09-26-97: Joint Communique on the Signing of the ABM Treaty Documents
  • 06-25-96: Standing Consultative Commission Session Ends
  • 05-25-94: The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

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