Switzerland and Cooperative Threat Reduction
This paper provides general information on Swiss contributions to international Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) programs. The author outlines the evolution of Swiss arms control and disarmament policy since the end of the Cold War and describes Swiss disarmament assistance and other CTR-like policies since the beginning of the 1990s. The paper highlights Swiss activities in the fields of chemical disarmament and nuclear safety efforts, and states that Switzerland's CTR contributions have usually been centered on environmental and social aspects, rather than on military issues.
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