One nuclear weapon could kill millions and destroy the natural environment. It is the most dangerous weapon on earth. Preventing the spread of technology and material that can be used in such weapons is the Wisconsin Project's founding mission and our ongoing objective.
Toxic chemicals have long been used in warfare, most recently by Iraq, against its Kurdish population and Iran, and by Syria, against civilians. The Wisconsin Project focuses on countries seeking to expand their chemical weapon capabilities, and tracks dual-use chemical sales to these countries.
Only nuclear weapon powers, or countries seeking nuclear weapons, have built such missiles. Their accuracy over long distances when armed with a nuclear warhead would destroy most targets. Our research focuses on countries expanding their ballistic missile capacity and on how exports fuel such efforts.