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Disarmament Acronyms

A quick overview of the major abbreviations

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ABM Anti-Ballistic Missile
BASIC British American Security Information Council
CTBT Comprehensive Test-Ban-Treaty
CD Conference of Disarmament (UN, Geneva, most important international body on arms control)
CSA Comprehensive Safeguards Agreements
DPRK Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
E3 France, Germany, United Kingdom
EU European Union
FMCT Fissile Materials Cut-off Treaty
HEU Highly Enriched Uranium
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
ICJ International Court of Justice (Den Haag)
ICNND International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
INF Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty
LEU Low-Enriched Uranium
MDA Mutual Defence Agreement
MIRV Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (ICBM/SLBM carrying up to 12 warheads at a time)
MPI Middle Powers Initiative
NAC New Agenda Coalition
NAM Non-Aligned Movement
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NFU No First Use
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NNWS Non-Nuclear Weapon State
NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NSA Negative Security Assurance
NSG Nuclear Suppliers Group
NWC Nuclear Weapons Convention
NWFZ Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
NWS Nuclear Weapon State
P5 China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States
P5+1 including Germany
PAROS Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (treaty)
RCW Reaching Critical Will (NGO)
RevCon Review Conference (of the state-parties to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty)
PSA Positive Security Assurance
PrepCom Preparatory Committee preceding RevCons
SLBM Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
SORT Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty
TCBM Transparency and Confidence-Building Measure
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
WMDFZ Weapons of Mass Destruction Free ZoneLeo Hoffmann-Axthelm

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