The world's nations and low-maintenance, cheap, easily available, highly portable, have passed numerous treaties and agreements limiting their and easily concealable SALWs are popular because they have relatively long lives, the world's nations and low-maintenance, cheap, easily available, highly Many can be used by child soldiers.
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of them owned by private citizens is the most important of these.
Billions of rounds of ammunition are produced each year.
The Arabs were worried about terrorists getting nuclear superiority.
Israel attacked and destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor in June 1981 after Iraq tried to develop nuclear capability.
The proliferation of nuclear weapons helped mobilize the ternational community and contributed to positive developments through the 1980s and 1990s.
Many nations have stopped their nuclear weapons programs.
Some of the former Soviet republics returned their nuclear weapons to Russia.
Nuclear watch-guard agencies monitored the export of nuclear material, technology, and missiles.
The nonproliferation treaty was extended indefinitely in 1995.
Nuclear proliferation threatens world peace.
Better ways to detect cheating were highlighted by Iraq's attempt to build a bomb.
The land mine is one of the most dangerous.
More than 100 million of them are buried in Afghanistan and other former war zones, and they continue to kill or be described as weapons of mass destruction.
Fifteen thousand to twenty thousand people are injured each year.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council are the only ones who manufacture and sell SALWs.
Almost two-thirds of the materials are adapted from the United States and Britain, but not all of them have been endorsed by the GB.
There is a threat that enriched nuclear materials could end up in the hands of terrorist organizations.
Three nuclear scientists from Pakistan were arrested in 2001 for meeting with Taliban and al-Qaeda representatives.
The father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, was charged in 2004 with passing on nuclear weapons expertise and tech nology to Iran, Libya, and North Korea.
Tensions between the United States and North Korea reached crisis proportions in 2003 over the issue of nuclear arms on the Korean peninsula.
In October of 2006 North Korea tested a nuclear device.
In February 2007, North Korea agreed to shut down a major nuclear facility in exchange for thousands of tons of heavy fuel oil and the release of $25 million in frozen North Korean funds.
In May 2009, North Korea conducted a nuclear test after expelling all nuclear inspectors.
In a multipolar world of intense regional rivalries, the case of North Korea shows the danger of atomic war.
Chemical and biological weapons created similar fears.
After World War I, the use of chemical weapons was out of line with international agreement, but the manufacture of these terrible weapons was allowed.
The threat of biological or nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists remains a real danger.
The nations of the world became interdependent despite political competition, war, and civil conflict in the twentieth century.
Dependence promoted peaceful cooperation and limited the scope of violence.
The framework of global interdependence was also attacked.
The poor countries of the developing world charged that the industrialized countries continued to get more than they deserved from their economic relationships, which had been forged unfairly to the South's disadvantage in the era of European political do.
The growing importance of the North's huge global business corporations in world economic development was seen by critics as a sign of neocolonialism.
The rise of different countries and the multinational was due to the revival of capitalism after the Second World War.
Multinationals could invest a lot of money in research and development and hold monopolies on their creations.
They used advanced advertising and marketing skills to promote their products.
They treated the world as one big market, coordinating complex activities across many political boundaries and escaping political controls.
The impact of multinational corporations on Third World countries has been mixed.
Multinationals helped draw the developing world's elites into consumer society by hiring local business leaders to manage their operations abroad.
Local elites were co-opted by foreign interests according to critics.
Poor countries were able to assert their rights over foreign multi nationals.
Many foreign mining companies were nationalized.
Buddhist monks line up to wait for donations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, under one of the most recognized advertising symbols in the world, the Marlboro Man.
Multinationals had to share ownership with local investors, hire more local managers, provide technology on better terms, and accept a variety of controls.
Some newly independent countries began to industrialize after being denied the right to build colonies.
Policy makers used to think that industrialization was the only answer to poverty and population growth.
The economic history of the West, Japan, and the Soviet Union seemed to confirm the faith in industrialization of Third World elites.
The Industrial Revolution lifted the wealthy countries out of poverty.