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Author Tucker, Jonathan B

Title Trafficking networks for chemical weapons precursors : lessons from the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s / Jonathan B. Tucker
Published Monterey, CA. : Monterey Institute of International Studies, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (48 pages : digital, PDF file)
Series Occasional paper ; no. 13
Occasional paper (Monterey Institute of International Studies. Center for Nonproliferation Studies : Online) ; no. 13
Contents Introduction -- van Anraat and Iraq -- Walaschek and Iran -- Investigating van Anratt -- Lessons from the case studies
Summary Despite the entry into force in April 1997 of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), a multilateral treaty banning the development, production, stockpiling, and use of CW, several states maintain clandestine CW programs and continue to import precursors from foreign manufacturers through covert procurement networks. Although the CWC now has more than 180 member states, some suspected CW possessors remain outside the treaty, including Egypt, Israel, Syria, and North Korea. In addition, the U.S. government has publicly accused three CWC parties -- China, Iran, and Russia -- of violating their treaty obligations. Some of these countries do not appear to have active stockpiles but rather a rapid "breakout" capability for the production of CW in a crisis or war. In February 2008, for example, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell testified before the Senate that Iran "maintains dual-use facilities intended to produce CW agent in times of need."
Notes November 2008
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Subject Anraat, Frans van, 1942-
Walaschek, Peter
Anraat, Frans van, 1942-
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
Chemical arms control
Export controls -- United States
Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
Weapons of mass destruction
Chemical arms control.
Export controls.
Weapons of mass destruction.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
ISBN 0979870313