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On disarmament, a good guide:
Some important treaties, at a glance:
For a clear overview on NATO Nuclear Policy, refer to:
As part of Allied overall efforts against proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), NATO’s 2012 International Partners’ Outreach Event of the NATO Committee on Proliferation in Defence format (CP (D)) took place in Riga, Latvia, from 20 to 22 March 2012. To provide a broader and scientific view on issues related to countering WMD Threats in Maritime Environment, a NATO Science for Peace and Security Advanced Research Workshop was organised back-to-back with an Industries Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defence Exhibition under the joint title “Countering WMD Threats in Maritime Environment - Development of Technologies and Modelling of Risks”. Both events were co-organised by CP(D) Co- chairs Latvia and the United States, and Sweden as a partner nation. (Source; NATO, 2012)
The Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation, hosted this year by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was opened in Budapest on 14 June. For the eighth time, this landmark non-proliferation event brought together senior officials from countries on five continents as well as from international organizations and academic institutions. (Source; NATO, 2012)
Since violence broke out in Crimea (beginning of March 2014), the NATO-Russia relations plunged to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. On 23 June 2014, during the 10th Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, disarmament and non-proliferation, the NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Vershbow stressed importance of transparency in arms control and disarmament and called the participants to seize the discussions in this forum as an unique opportunity to shape the global non-proliferation and disarmament agendas, and to take them forward. (Source; NATO, 2014).
The United States officially charged Russia with violating the INF Treaty in July 2014, when the State Department released the 2014 edition of its report Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (the Compliance Report).
On the eleventh annual conference, NATO DSG Ambassador Vershbow said that "the [Ukraine] conflict also has a WMD dimension. Russia has stepped up its nuclear exercises and integrated a nuclear component into conventional exercises". (Source; NATO, 2015)
On 9 May 2016, NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow opened the twelfth annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament, and Non-proliferation in Ljubljana (Slovenia), calling for efforts to strengthen non-proliferation regime. (Source: NATO, 9 May 2016)