Verifying Treaty Compliance: Limiting Weapons of Mass Destruction and Monitoring Kyoto Protocol Provisions / Edition 1

Verifying Treaty Compliance: Limiting Weapons of Mass Destruction and Monitoring Kyoto Protocol Provisions / Edition 1

by Rudolf Avenhaus
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540338536
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/11/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
629
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Conceptual framework13
Arms control and non-proliferation treaties : an ontology of concepts and characteristics41
International atomic energy agency safeguards under the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons : challenges in implementation61
Verification under the chemical weapons convention77
Biological weapons convention107
Comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty verification135
Treaty on conventional forces in Europe153
Developing the climate change regime : the role of verification171
Experience and challenges in weapons of mass destruction treaty verification : a comparative view213
A concrete experience : the Iraq case235
Beyond Iraq : the new challenges to the nuclear non proliferation regime259
Formal models of verification295
Civil reconnaissance satellites : opportunities and challenges323
Change detection : the potential for nuclear safeguards335
Aspects of networking : experience from global monitoring for security and stability349
Environmental sample analysis367
Tracing the origin of diverted or stolen nuclear material through nuclear forensic investigations389
The information infrastructure of a treaty monitoring system411
The international level435
Open source information collection, processing and applications455
The national level477
Advanced sensor technologies505
Monitoring reactors with cubic meter scale antineutrino detectors521
Digital verification techniques in the nuclear safeguards system : status and perspectives531
Emerging verification technologies547
A sustainable approach for developing treaty enforcement instrumentation559
Continuity and change in international verification regimes575
Improving verification : trends and perspectives for research589

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