Nuclear Weapons, Biological And Chemical And Biological Weapons

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As many scholars have suggested, Libya’s renouncement of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons shows us a possible solution for the so-called rogue regimes including North Korea. North Korea presumably continues to possessing nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs and continues to develop its nuclear program to the extent that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted its fifth nuclear test. Experts warn that DPRK can reach its capacity to complete its Inter-Continental Ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and target the U.S. by 2020. Under these circumstances, can any policy recommendations be drawn from the precedents regarding Libya? Three authors, Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Dafna Hochman and Peter Viggo Jakobsen have written about Libya’s renouncement of nuclear weapons and they all address the following questions: What was the condition that made Libya dismantle nuclear weapons? Was the 2003 attack on Iraq the only reason that forced Libya to renounce nuclear weapons as supported by the Bush administration? Moreover, Jakobson and Hochman suggest what policy implications would be to curb the DPRK’s ambitions for Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMDs). What was the condition that drove Libya to renounce the nuclear weapons? The three essays commonly address the condition that made Libya dismantle nuclear weapons. Braut-Hegghammer and Hochman focus on the reason why the Libyan regime decided to dismantle nuclear weapons.
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