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The Missile Technology Control Regime at 30

29 Nov 2017 - 14:58
Bron: Media
Ideas to strengthen the missile technology control norm

The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) was established in 1987 to limit the proliferation of unmanned ballistic missile technology and delivery vehicles, setting guidelines for export controls on systems, software, technologies and services.

In 2017, the MTCR has existed for 30 years and can look back on a mixed record. In this Clingendael Policy Brief author Peter van Ham offers a critical analysis of the MTCR and argues that members should seriously consider enhancing and deepening their Regime.

The Policy Brief offers seven policy options with concrete suggestions on how the MTCR may be formalised and even work towards a stronger convention, including a more robust institutional basis and verification mechanisms.