Implementing Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy in the Developing World

August 13, 2010 — Brian Finlay joined us for a discussion of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and global efforts to implement more rigorous non-proliferation regulations.  Mr. Finlay is currently the director of the Managing Across Boundaries program at the Stimson Center.  He is the co-author of The Next 100 Project: Leveraging National Security Assistance to Meet Developing World Needs (2009).


How has the proliferation supply chain evolved since the end of the Cold War, and what enables illicit trade today?  What are the endemic challenges facing the developing world—a growing link in the proliferation supply chain—and how might our international assistance be better leveraged to promote a wider array of US foreign policy goals? In particular, how can US nonproliferation programs and UN Security Council Resolution 1540 be better implemented to simultaneously address security needs and development goals?


Security for a New Century is a nonpartisan discussion group for Congress. We meet regularly with U.S. and international policy professionals to discuss the post-Cold War and post-9/11 security environment. All discussions are off-the-record. It is not an advocacy venue.


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