International Organizations & Nonproliferation Program (IONP)

Training the next generation of policy experts, and promoting substantive dialogue between policy makers and think tank experts on nonproliferation, disarmament and arms control.
Updated: Mar 30, 2012


The International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program (IONP) is dedicated to the development of practical policy options for the full implementation of nonproliferation, disarmament, and arms control measures, including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), the Chemical Weapons Conventions (CWC), existing and emerging nuclear-weapons-free zones, and negotiations of a fissile material treaty. IONP supports the mission of CNS by contributing to the capacity of international nonproliferation organizations as they deal with emerging proliferation concerns and disarmament and arms control treaty implementation.

IONP has an outstanding record of promoting substantive dialogue between governmental and non-governmental sectors on nonproliferation, disarmament and arms control. IONP has, over the years, led a number of Track 1 and 2 diplomacy initiatives involving the participation of key government practitioners and leading non-government experts.

A key component of the International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program is the training of the next generation of policy experts in the field of nonproliferation. To this end, IONP offers MIIS graduate students the opportunity to work at on-site internships at international nonproliferation organizations and relevant U.S. Government departments.

IONP is also responsible for publishing the Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations and Regimes, a comprehensive guide to the goals, activities, and memberships of international and regional organizations, treaties, and agreements relevant to the nonproliferation and disarmament of weapons of mass destruction.


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