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Message from Moscow: Cooperate on WMD Terrorism, Differ on Missile Defense

Richard Weitz

Last week’s Moscow Nonproliferation Conference sent mixed messages to U.S. policy makers about future nonproliferation challenges. Progress on traditional strategic arms control among countries is unlikely to occur for years, so near-term nonproliferation efforts should concentrate on preventing WMD-related terrorism and enhancing national defenses against proliferation threats.

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