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Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction: Prospects for Effective International Verificationby Berhanykun Andemicael and John Mathiason.
Synopses & Reviews
The events of September 11th, 2001 altered the course of arms control intended to eliminate weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and made the role of international disarmament organizations controversial. Whether they can effectively verify compliance with the WMD treaty regime has been questioned by the United States. The study examines this by looking at the management of the three existing verification organizations--the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons--and draws conclusions for a future institution on biological weapons. It presents the IAEA verification system for nuclear weapons as a model for evaluating the systems for chemical and biological weapons. The importance of the IAEA's role has been recognized by the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.
Book News Annotation:
Andamicael was the representative of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the United Nations from 1988 to 2000. Mathiason (international relations, Syracuse U.) has been a management consultant to the agency and similar organizations, and is a former career official of the UN secretariat. Here they ask whether international organizations can realistically verify compliance with conventions to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, and if so, whether that objective can be achieved more effectively by multilateral means than by reliance predominantly on individual policies and national means for verification.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Berhanykun Andemicael is former representative of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the UN.
John Mathiason is Adjunct Professor of International Relations, Syracuse University.
Table of Contents
Preface: Will Things Go Boom in the Night? * Part I: Overview of the WMD Ban Regime * The Structure and Logic of the WMD Ban Regime * Evolution of the WMD Control Regime * Part II: Verification Mechanisms * Baseline Information: Declarations and Data Collection * Technical Monitoring * Controlling Supply: Procurement and Import/Export Monitoring * Verification by On-site Inspection * Part III: How to Make the Regime Effective * Compliance Issues * Building and Effective MWD Control Regime * Building Effective Management for the Regime * Conclusions
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