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Sep 6, 2022
The MTCR and the tenuous rule against missile proliferation that it supports must be maintained and strengthened in the current environment, which makes this mission more crucial than ever. The MTCR is the primary supply-side non-proliferation mechanism in the field of missiles and other delivery systems. It is also the only forum that brings together such a large number of the major manufacturers of missile technology for discussions at the political and technical levels. As a result, the MTCR will continue to be extremely important in shaping and influencing larger efforts to control the manufacture, trading, and use of missiles.
The MTCR Must Develop Into A Confidence-Boosting Tool In And Of Itself (CBM)
An increase in trust levels may need to be created first if current procedures for securing missile technology are unable to provide exporting nations with the assurance they need to move forward with transfers. The additional issues that were mentioned above call for fresh political thought appropriate for a new security context. The MTCR must develop into a confidence-boosting tool in and of itself (CBM). Currently, intra-regime transfers are carried out with the implicit presumption that they do not contribute to proliferation. Even though members of the MTCR maintain a certain level of export controls, intra-MTCR transfers nevertheless take place since the recipient's intended use is trusted. It is ideal to increase trust and business ties so that emerging countries wishing to engage in technology trade can do so as readily as MTCR members.
The MTCR Has The Potential To Have A Considerable Impact On The Development Of The Global Space And Dual-Use Technology Sectors
It cannot be expected that the MTCR would be the only tool available to address the issue of missile proliferation because it was never intended to be the panacea for the issue. After six years of formal existence, the organisation has grown into a non-proliferation regime. If left in its current form, the MTCR will continue to be a tool that only partially addresses the issue of missile proliferation. The MTCR has the potential to have a considerable impact on the development of the global space and dual-use technology sectors, in addition to the proliferation of missiles. However, it is still unclear whether members will actually push for the development of a more robust and lively organisation or if they will merely support a tougher administration of the status quo.
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