Technology & Trade
Policy Paper

Bridging the Security/Development Divide with UN Security Council Resolution 1540

in Program

A Case Study Approach

September 2009

Submitted as a Working Paper for The Stanley Foundation’s “Resolution 1540: At The Crossroads” Event on October 1, 2009.

In a rapidly globalizing world, the need for governance that transcends national boundaries is a given. But finding pragmatic opportunities to innovate and break traditional patterns of government and human behavior is challenging. This paper discusses one important opportunity in the field of nonproliferation that accomplishes this goal. The security/development model offered herein has already borne tangible results in the Caribbean, and could do so elsewhere in Southeast Asia, in the Middle East, across Latin America, and beyond. Its application would not only better leverage limited foreign aid, it would both meet the identified needs of the host country and yield a more sustainable model of nonproliferation.

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