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ASI Database Methodology

An important objective of the Assistance Support Initiative (ASI) is to understand what nonproliferation assistance exists or has been offered to prevent and combat the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons and their means of delivery (CBRN). In 2017, the Stimson Center began to gather information on such projects and programs from several sources, most notably the 2016 compendium of CBRN assistance programs in Africa produced by the Institute for Security Studies, the 2012 annex of assistance activities by the G7 Global Partnership Working Group produced by the United States, and the United Nations Security Council’s 1540 Committee’s list of States and others providing assistance. (See: Annie DuPre and Nicolas Kasprzyk, CBRN Assistance and Capacity-Building Programmes for African States) Building on this data, by early 2018 the Stimson Center had reached out directly to more than 100 nonproliferation assistance providers to gather more information, as well as examine a range of official sources, such as reports on the projects initiated through the European Union’s CBRN Centers of Excellence program.

Since then, the Stimson Center has reached out directly to more providers or implementers of assistance, including governments, international, regional and sub-regional organizations, and civil society bodies (e.g., universities, research institutions, and foundations), as well as collect data from various officially published sources, particularly data provided on behalf of the Global Partnership at various international meetings. In 2019, the Stimson Center undertook pilot programs to capture more data, including through building a compendium of assistance activities of civil society organizations participating in the BWC Meeting of State Parties (in conjunction with Georgetown University) and a project searching social media posts by U.S. Embassies and officials for posts on CBRN assistance activities.

In Phase III of ASI, the Stimson Center will continue to expand on these efforts to identify CBRN nonproliferation assistance programs and projects offered around the world.

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