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National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction produces case studies, occasional papers, and research papers that instructors at any JPME institution can use to enhance their course work.

Resources & Publications

In 2014, John P. Caves, Jr., and W. Seth Carus of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at National Defense University published a paper on the future of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). That paper projected WMD-relevant geopolitical and technological trends and made judgments as to how those trends would shape the nature and role of WMD in 2030.

National Intelligence University Press | Feb. 1, 2021

The Future of Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Update

John P. Caves Jr. and W. Seth Carus

In an update to their 2014 paper on the future of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), John P. Caves, Jr., and W. Seth Carus assess and offer policy considerations on the significant geopolitical and technological developments shaping the future of WMD since 2014.

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CSWMD

| May 24, 2018

Education Resource Catalog

Catalog of professional and educational opportunities for federal government employees and non-government individuals spanning a wide range of WMD-related topics.

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A Short History of Biological Warfare: From Pre-History to the 21st Century

CSWMD Occasional Paper 12 | Aug. 7, 2017

A Short History of Biological Warfare: From Pre-History to the 21st Century

W. Seth Carus

This short monograph reviews the history of biological warfare (BW) from prehistory to the present. It covers what we know about the practice of BW and briefly describes the programs that developed BW weapons based on the best available research.

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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Negotiations: A Case Study

CSWMD Case Study 7 | Feb. 24, 2017

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Negotiations: A Case Study

Maurice A. Mallin

On July 16, 1945, the United States conducted the world’s first nuclear explosive test in Alamagordo, New Mexico.

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The Soviet Biological
Weapons Program and Its
Legacy in Today’s Russia

CSWMD Occasional Paper 11 | July 18, 2016

The Soviet Biological Weapons Program and Its Legacy in Today’s Russia

Raymond A. Zilinskas

In its first Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Case Study, the Center for the Study of Weapons of

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