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List of weapons of mass destruction treaties

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Subject: Nuclear warfare, Weapons of mass destruction, Biological warfare, Nuclear weapon, List of states with nuclear weapons
Collection: Arms Control Treaties, Biological Warfare, Chemical Warfare, Lists of Treaties, Nuclear Weapons Policy, Weapons of Mass Destruction
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List of weapons of mass destruction treaties

A variety of treaties and agreements have been enacted to regulate the use, development and possession of various types of weapons of mass destruction. Treaties may regulate weapons use under the customs of war (Hague Conventions, Geneva Protocol), ban specific types of weapons (Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological Weapons Convention), limit weapons research (Partial Test Ban Treaty, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty), limit allowable weapons stockpiles and delivery systems (START I, SORT) or regulate civilian use of weapon precursors (Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological Weapons Convention). The history of weapons control has also included treaties to limit effective defense against weapons of mass destruction in order to preserve the deterrent doctrine of mutual assured destruction (Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty) as well as treaties to limit the spread of nuclear technologies geographically (African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty).


  • General 1
  • Delivery systems 2
  • Biological weapons 3
  • Chemical weapons 4
  • Nuclear weapons 5
    • Non-proliferation 5.1
      • By region 5.1.1
    • Weapons limitation 5.2
    • Cooperation 5.3
  • See also 6


Delivery systems

Biological weapons

Chemical weapons

Nuclear weapons


By region

Weapons limitation


See also

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