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ABM Treaty Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
BMD Ballistic Missile Defence
BMDO US Ballistic Missile Defence Organisation
BTWC/BWC Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
CBW Chemical and Biological Weapons/Warfare
CCW Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
CD Conference on Disarmament
CFE Treaty Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty
CTBT Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CTBTO PrepCom CTBT Organisation Preparatory Commission
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention
DDA UN Department of Disarmament Affairs
DOD US Department of Defense
DOE US Department of Energy
FM(C)T/Fissban Fissile Material (Cut-Off) Treaty/Fissile Materials Ban
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
INF Treaty Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty
MoD UK Ministry of Defence
MTCR Missile Technology Control Regime
NAC New Agenda Coalition
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NIF National Ignition Facility
NWFZ Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
NPG Nuclear Planning Group (NATO)
NMD National Missile Defence
NPT Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
NWS Nuclear-Weapon State
NNWS Non-Nuclear-Weapon State
OPCW Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
OSCE Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
P-5 Permanent Five (members of the UN Security Council)
SEANWFZ South East Asia NWFZ (Treaty of Bangkok)
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
TMD Theater Missile Defence
UN United Nations
UNDC UN Disarmament Commission
UNGA UN General Assembly
UNMOVIC UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction

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