Vice President, International Fuel Cycle Strategies
Cultivating Confidence: Verification, Monitoring, and Enforcement for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
The book Cultivating Confidence: Verification, Monitoring, and Enforcement for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2010) offers the reader guidelines for policymaking that will ultimately reduce nuclear dangers throughout the world. Although important work has been done over the years to define major mileposts on the path to disarmament, there are still a number of key areas—including verification—that contain gaps in the conceptual framework and technical details. This study, which focuses on the key issues associated with verifying, monitoring, and enforcing, offers some possible solutions to these challenges.
The key topics discussed include:
Edited by Corey Hinderstein
Contributors: Steven P. Andreasen, Everet H. Beckner, James Fuller, Steinar Høibråten, Edward Ifft, Halvor Kippe, Harold Müller, Annette Schaper, Thomas E. Shea, Ralf Wirtz
The contributors are among the top international experts in the field, many having worked at high levels in governments, in national laboratories, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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