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NSEP Nonproliferation Glossary

Current Term List in English


Note: 1) Syn = Synonym 2) Initialisms and acronyms are treated as Synonyms of full forms 2 2000 Review Conference

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A ABACC Syn: Brazilian-Argentine Agency for - Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials ABM Treaty Syn: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty ()() ACDA Syn: Arms Control and Disarmament Agency active defenses Ad Hoc Group of Governmental Experts to Identify and Examine Verification Measures from a Scientific and Technical Standpoint Syn: VEREX AG Syn: Australia Group Agreed Framework Agreement of Peace and Tranquility air defenses Antarctic Treaty anthrax Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Syn: ABM Treaty anti-satellite weapon Syn: ASAT arms control Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Syn: ACDA ASAT Syn: anti-satellite weapon atomic atomic bomb Atoms for Peace Australia Group Syn: AG B ballistic missile ballistic missile defense Syn: BMD Ballistic Missile Launch Notification Agreement ()

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Baruch Plan Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications Syn: BMC3 belligerent reprisal bilateral Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Syn: BWC biological weapon Syn: BW BMC3 Syn: Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications BMD Syn: ballistic missile defense bomber boost phase Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials Syn: ABACC BW Syn: biological weapon BWC Syn: Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention C C3I Syn: command, control, communication and intelligence Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons CBMs Syn: confidence-building measures CD Syn: Conference on Disarmament CFE Treaty Syn: Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty challenge inspection chemical weapon Syn: CW Chemical Weapons Convention Syn: CWC COCOM Syn: Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls command, control, communication and intelligence Syn: C3I compliance provisions Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Syn: CTBT Conference on Disarmament Syn: CD confidence-building measures Syn: CBMs Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty Syn: CFE Treaty conventional forces conventional weapons Convention on the Physical Protection of

Nuclear Material Cooperative Threat Reduction Syn: CTR Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls Syn: COCOM counterproliferation crisis instability critical mass cruise missile CTBT Syn: Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty CTR Syn: Cooperative Threat Reduction CW Syn: chemical weapon CWC Syn: Chemical Weapons Convention D de-activate Syn: deactivate de-alert defensive deliver deterrence dirty bomb Syn: radiological weapon Syn: RDD Syn: radiological dispersal device Syn: dirty nuke dirty nuke Syn: dirty bomb Syn: radiological weapon Syn: RDD Syn: radiological dispersal device diversion dual-use E Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee Syn: ENDC EMT 1. Syn: equivalent megatonnage 2. Syn: equivalent megaton ENDC Syn: Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee enriched uranium enter into force entry into force Equine encephalitis equivalent megaton Syn: EMT equivalent megatonnage Syn: EMT EURATOM Syn: European Atomic Energy Community European Atomic Energy Community Syn:

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EURATOM export control arrangements extended deterrence Syn: nuclear umbrella F first strike fissile material Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty Syn: FMCT fission fission bomb fleet ballistic missile submarine FMCT Syn: Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty force structure FSS Syn: full-scope safeguards full-scope safeguards Syn: FSS G GBI Syn: Ground Based Interceptor Geneva Protocol Ground Based Interceptor Syn: GBI H Helsinki Agreement HEU Syn: highly enriched uranium HEU Deal high alert highly enriched uranium Syn: HEU horizontal proliferation hydrogen bomb Syn: thermonuclear weapon I IAEA Syn: International Atomic Energy Agency ICBM Syn: intercontinental ballistic missile incentive INFCIRC/153 Syn: Information Circular 153 INFCIRC/26 Syn: Information Circular 26 INFCIRC/540 Syn: Information Circular 540 INFCIRC/66 Syn: Information Circular 66 Information Circular 153 Syn: INFCIRC/153 Information Circular 26 Syn: INFCIRC/26 Information Circular 540 Syn: INFCIRC/540 Information Circular 66 Syn: INFCIRC/66 INF Treaty Syn: Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

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intelligence intercontinental ballistic missile Syn: ICBM Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Syn: INF Treaty International Atomic Energy Agency Syn: IAEA International Science and Technology Center Syn: ISTC ISTC Syn: International Science and Technology Center K KEDO Syn: Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization kiloton Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization Syn: KEDO L land-based missile system latent proliferation layered BMD system LEU Syn: low enriched uranium light-water reactor Syn: LWR Limited Test Ban Treaty Syn: Partial Test Ban Treaty Syn: PTBT Syn: LTBT Syn: Moscow Treaty Lisbon Protocol low enriched uranium Syn: LEU LTBT Syn: Partial Test Ban Treaty Syn: PTBT Syn: Limited Test Ban Treaty Syn: Moscow Treaty LWR Syn: light-water reactor M material protection, control, and accountability Syn: MPC&A megaton Syn: MT midcourse phase Syn: mid phase mid phase Syn: midcourse phase MIRV Syn: multiple independent reentry vehicle Missile Technology Control Regime Syn: MTCR Moscow Treaty Syn: Partial Test Ban Treaty

Syn: PTBT Syn: Limited Test Ban Treaty Syn: LTBT MPC&A Syn: material protection, control, and accountability MT Syn: megaton MTCR Syn: Missile Technology Control Regime multilateral multiple independent reentry vehicle Syn: MIRV mutual deterrence N NAC 1. Syn: New Agenda Coalition 2. Syn: nuclear arms control national missile defense Syn: NMD national technical means Syn: NTM NATO Syn: North Atlantic Treaty Organization negative security assurances New Agenda Coalition Syn: NAC NMD Syn: national missile defense NNWS Syn: non-nuclear weapon state Nodong no first use non-nuclear weapon state Syn: NNWS non-party nonproliferation Nonproliferation Treaty Syn: NPT North Atlantic Treaty Organization Syn: NATO NPT Syn: Nonproliferation Treaty NPT Review Conference NSG Syn: Nuclear Suppliers Group NTM Syn: national technical means nuclear arms control Syn: NAC Nuclear Suppliers Group Syn: NSG nuclear umbrella Syn: extended deterrence nuclear use doctrine nuclear weapon nuclear weapon-capable state Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Syn: NWFZ nuclear weapon states Syn: NWS NWFZ Syn: Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

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NWS Syn: nuclear weapon states O offensive OPCW Syn: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Syn: OSCE Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Syn: OPCW OSCE Syn: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Outer Space Treaty P P-5 Partial Test Ban Treaty Syn: PTBT Syn: Limited Test Ban Treaty Syn: LTBT Syn: Moscow Treaty parity passive defenses peaceful nuclear explosion Syn: PNE Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty Syn: PNET plutonium Syn: Pu PNE Syn: peaceful nuclear explosion PNET Syn: Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty positive security assurances precursor chemical preemptive strike proliferation protocol PTBT Syn: Partial Test Ban Treaty Syn: Limited Test Ban Treaty Syn: LTBT Syn: Moscow Treaty Pu Syn: plutonium R radiological dispersal device Syn: dirty bomb Syn: radiological weapon Syn: RDD Syn: dirty nuke radiological weapon Syn: dirty bomb Syn: RDD Syn: radiological dispersal device

Syn: dirty nuke radiological weapons ratification RDD Syn: dirty bomb Syn: radiological weapon Syn: radiological dispersal device Syn: dirty nuke re-activation red alert reentry phase regime rogue state Syn: states of concern S safeguards SALT Syn: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks sanctions sarin Science and Technology Center Ukraine Syn: STCU Scud Seabed Treaty Security Council Syn: United Nations Security Council Syn: UN Security Council Shahab Syn: Shehab Shehab Syn: Shahab short-range missile Syn: theater missile signature silo SLBM Syn: submarine-launched ballistic missile soft target START Syn: Strategic Arms Reduction Talks START I START II states of concern Syn: rogue state STCU Syn: Science and Technology Center Ukraine Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Syn: SALT Strategic Arms Reduction Talks Syn: START strategic nuclear warheads Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty Syn: Treaty of Moscow sub-critical tests submarine-launched ballistic missile Syn: SLBM

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suitcase bomb supreme national interests T tactical nuclear weapons Taepodong targeting terminal phase THAAD Syn: Theater High Altitude Air Defense Theater High Altitude Air Defense Syn: THAAD theater missile Syn: short-range missile theater missile defense Syn: TMD thermonuclear weapon Syn: hydrogen bomb Thirteen Practical Steps Threshold Test Ban Treaty Syn: TTBT TMD Syn: theater missile defense toxin transparency measures Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean Syn: Treaty of Tlatelolco Treaty of Bangkok Syn: Treaty on the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty of Moscow Syn: Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty Treaty of Pelindaba Syn: Treaty on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty of Rarotonga Syn: Treaty on the South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty of Tlatelolco Syn: Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean Treaty on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Syn: Treaty of Pelindaba Treaty on the Southeast Asian NuclearWeapon-Free Zone Syn: Treaty of Bangkok Treaty on the South Pacific Nuclear-WeaponFree Zone Syn: Treaty of Rarotonga triad Trilateral Nuclear Agreement Trilateral Statement on the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Means of Their Delivery

TTBT Syn: Threshold Test Ban Treaty U UAV Syn: unmanned aerial vehicle unauthorized launch unilateral disarmament United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission Syn: UNMOVIC United Nations Security Council Syn: UN Security Council Syn: Security Council United Nations Special Commission on Iraq Syn: UNSCOM unmanned aerial vehicle Syn: UAV UNMOVIC Syn: United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission UNSCOM Syn: United Nations Special Commission on Iraq UN Security Council Syn: United Nations Security Council Syn: Security Council U.S.-IAEA Safeguards Agreement V VEREX Syn: Ad Hoc Group of Governmental Experts to Identify and Examine Verification Measures from a Scientific and Technical Standpoint verification vertical proliferation W Warsaw Pact Wassenaar Arrangement weapons-grade weapons of mass destruction Syn: WMD weapons-usable material WMD Syn: weapons of mass destruction Y yield Z Zangger Committee

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