Disposal of the CIS nuclear weapons

Published Monday, June 1, 1992

This POSTnote discusses the safe dismantling of nuclear weapons, what may be done with the materials resulting and related policy issues. POSTnote 35. POST. 1992.

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Reductions in nuclear weapon arsenals have been agreed under the START Treaty, and will be taken much further following unilateral decisions by both the USA and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The task of dismantling weapons will stretch resources in Russia, and gives rise to concern over the safety and security of nuclear weapons and their fissile materials.

This POSTnote discusses the safe dismantling of nuclear weapons, what may be done with the materials resulting and related policy issues.

POSTnotes POST-PN-35

Topic: Arms control

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