Verifying Treaty Compliance: Limiting Weapons of Mass Destruction and Monitoring Kyoto Protocol Provisions

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Rudolf Avenhaus, Nicholas Kyriakopoulos, Michel Richard, Gotthard Stein
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 21, 2007 - Law - 629 pages

International treaties requiring binding commitments on the part of the member states and appropriate compliance verification by an international authority constitute a primary assurance against risks posed by the spread of sensitive technologies that can be used to produce weapons of mass destruction or risks posed by climate changes due to global human activities. This book presents in an interdisciplinary manner experts' analyses
and views of existing verification systems: It gives guidelines and advice for the improvement of those systems as well as for new challenges in the field.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Conceptual Framework
11
Conceptual Framework
13
Treaties and their Requirements
38
An Ontology of Concepts and Characteristics
41
Challenges in Implementation
61
Verification under the Chemical Weapons Convention
77
Biological Weapons Convention
107
Environmental Sample Analysis
366
Tracing the Origin of Diverted or Stolen Nuclear Material through Nuclear Forensic Investigations
389
Information Collection and Analysis
409
The Information Infrastructure of a Treaty Monitoring System
410
The International Level
435
Open Source Information Collection Processing and Applications
454
The National Level
477
Emerging Verification Technologies
503

Comprehensive NuclearTestBan Treaty Verification
135
Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe
153
The Role of Verification
170
Field Experience
210
A Comparative View
211
The Iraq Case
235
The New Challenges to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Regime
259
Formal Models of Verification
292
Formal Models of Verification
295
Systems and Linkages Crosscutting
320
Opportunities and Challenges
323
The Potential for Nuclear Safeguards
335
Experience from Global Monitoring for Security and Stability
349
Advanced Sensor Technologies
505
Monitoring Reactors with Cubic Meter Scale Antineutrino Detectors
521
Status and Perspectives
531
Emerging Verification Technologies
546
A Sustainable Approach for Developing Treaty Enforcement Instrumentation
559
Perspectives and Conclusions
572
Continuity and Change in International Verification Regimes
575
Trends and Perspectives for Research
589
Concluding Remarks
604
List of Authors
621
Index
626
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