States Possessing, Pursuing or Capable of Acquiring
This resource provides a list of states possessing, pursuing or capable of acquiring nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, and missile delivery systems as of 2000. Not every state listed here is actively pursuing or proliferating WMD systems, nor is the list necessarily complete.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Sources and Methods
- A Chemical Weapons Atlas By E.J. Hogendoorn Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists September/October 1997
Vol. 53, No. 5
- Chemical and Biological Weapons: Possession and Programs Past and Present
- "The Specter of Biological Weapons" by Leonard A. Cole Scientific American December 1996
- Defense Nuclear Agency, Biological Weapons Proliferation (Ft. Detrick, Md.: US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, April 1994), page 46.
- Sources on Tables Listing Countries of Chemical and Biological Weapon Concern Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Assessing the Risks Office of Technology Assessment OTA-ISC-559, 1994 [Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Chad, Cuba, El Salvador, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Peru, and Phillipines are mentioned by a few cited sources as posessing chemical weapons, but most sources do not include them as chemical weapon states, which would bring the total to 29 chemical weapons states].
Created by John Pike
Maintained by Steven Aftergood
Updated Saturday, July 29, 2000 10:17:36 AM