CNS Nonproliferation Databases
The nonproliferation databases compiled by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies are the most comprehensive open source data resources in the world on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and missile proliferation developments.
Experts and scholars at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies sift through and verify facts from over 400 publications and information sources in several languages to create these uniquely accurate and extensive databases. The databases contain current and archived information from various sources including trade journals, government and defense publications, periodicals and electronic news sources, academic journals, U.S. congressional testimony, conference proceedings, books, United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency documents, correspondence from international advisors, unpublished papers, and Internet sources.
HEU Reduction and Elimination
The HEU Reduction and Elimination database provides an overview of why highly enriched uranium is a threat, examines civilian use of HEU, and assesses past and current efforts to reduce and eliminate the civilian use of HEU. The database includes an interactive map showing civilian HEU stocks.
Submarine Proliferation Database
The Submarine Proliferation database tracks international proliferation of submarines, their regional security implications, and their role as delivery systems for WMD. Organized by country, it provides domestic submarine capability information and import/export behavior for over a dozen countries.
NIS Nuclear and Missile Database
The NIS Nuclear and Missile database is an electronic reference handbook organized by country and topic. It provides extensive information on nuclear facilities, nuclear weapons, nuclear material protection as well as accounting, international nonproliferation participation, and nuclear and missile exports.
NIS Nuclear Trafficking
This database highlights proliferation-significant cases of nuclear materials diversion and includes abstracts on all reported instances of trafficking in nuclear and radioactive materials in or from the Newly Independent States.
This is the world's most complete open-source electronic database on Chinese arms control and nonproliferation developments, featuring analyses of Chinese nonproliferation policies, and an extensive collection of primary documents in Chinese and English.
Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations and Regimes
The Inventory is designed to identify the full range of actual and potential international organizations and other nonproliferation regimes, and their existing institutional ties, inter-relationships, and overlapping areas of responsibility. It provides descriptions of each organization, treaty and agreement as well as contact information and summaries of recent activities. Appendices contain charts showing the membership and status of key treaties and agreements.
ChemBio Weapons and WMD Terrorism
Three times a week, the Washington, D.C. office of CNS distributes an e-mail containing links to and key excerpts from articles and other resources about chemical and biological weapons and terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction. This database contains the abstracts from these e-mails with links to the original items. To subscribe to the e-mail listserv service, please e-mail email@example.com with the subject heading "subscribe" and your e-mail address in the message body.
Nuclear and Missile Developments (Archived as of January 2002)
This database tracks proliferation developments such as missile tests, nuclear exports, major policy statements or key negotiations. Although other regions are covered, more than 32,000 records in the database focus on events in South Asia, Northeast Asia and the Middle East. Each record contains an abstract of the essential, proliferation-significant information from a single source or several sources. Most abstracts are from sources published or available between 1985 and 2000.
CNSThis material is produced independently for NTI by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, agents. Copyright � 2006 by MIIS.