Frequently Asked Questions
The primary goals of this site are to help connect States seeking assistance preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery with potential assistance partners, including other States, international governmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.
Through the Assistance Support Initiative Database, the Stimson Center aims to provide a comprehensive view of all existing and completed WMD nonproliferation assistance programs. By gathering data on the complete range of assistance programs for combating nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons (and their means of delivery) in one place for the first time, the database provides a novel opportunity for finding possible assistance partners, analyzing trends in assistance, identifying gaps and areas of duplication across programs and projects on offer, and developing lessons learned.
This site was designed as a “one stop shop for nonproliferation assistance programs” for States seeking assistance in implementing Resolution 1540 (and obligations under other international instruments, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention). In addition to benefiting States seeking assistance, the Stimson Center envisions the database as a tool for those offering assistance designed to benefit international governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academia involved in implementing United Nations Security Resolution 1540 or otherwise building global capacity to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
If you are having trouble determining how to start searching in the database, consider using any of the following key words that are relevant to your needs:
- Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Radiological, WMD
- Technical Training
- Infrastructure/Equipment Support, Legislative/Regulatory Assistance
- Network Development/Outreach
- Export Controls
- Emergency Preparedness.
Also, check out our ‘How-To’ video for more information and tips on the best ways to use the database for your needs.
To provide edits to program in the database or to add a program to the database, please send us a message by filling out the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
The database will only be successful if it is useful to our users. We are eager to hear your feedback and suggestions for improving the site.
Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page to send the team a message and we will be in touch with you shortly.
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