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Title: An international monitoring system for verification to support both the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and the nonproliferation treaty

Abstract

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons calls for states to meet regularly to consider measures for the verified, time-bound and irreversible elimination of nuclear weapon programs. Key to this effort is mapping a comprehensive set of nuclear weapon program indicators and further developing international capacity to monitor them. Distinct from the deadlocked Conference on Disarmament, this new forum will have an opportunity to examine and elaborate disarmament verification concepts. One relevant concept is a Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation International Monitoring System (NDN-IMS), elaborated from a proposal most recently noted by the United Nations Open-ended Working Group (A/71/371). As a flexible framework, an NDN-IMS, could help unite diverse technologies and mechanisms around the purpose of disarmament verification in ways that support the existing nonproliferation regime and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Elements could include satellite imagery from new constellations, wide area environmental sampling, and civil society reporting.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development (NA-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1525313
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0002534
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Global Change, Peace & Security
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1478-1158
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Patton, Tamara. An international monitoring system for verification to support both the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and the nonproliferation treaty. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1080/14781158.2018.1467392.
Patton, Tamara. An international monitoring system for verification to support both the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and the nonproliferation treaty. United States. doi:10.1080/14781158.2018.1467392.
Patton, Tamara. Wed . "An international monitoring system for verification to support both the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and the nonproliferation treaty". United States. doi:10.1080/14781158.2018.1467392. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1525313.
@article{osti_1525313,
title = {An international monitoring system for verification to support both the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and the nonproliferation treaty},
author = {Patton, Tamara},
abstractNote = {The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons calls for states to meet regularly to consider measures for the verified, time-bound and irreversible elimination of nuclear weapon programs. Key to this effort is mapping a comprehensive set of nuclear weapon program indicators and further developing international capacity to monitor them. Distinct from the deadlocked Conference on Disarmament, this new forum will have an opportunity to examine and elaborate disarmament verification concepts. One relevant concept is a Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation International Monitoring System (NDN-IMS), elaborated from a proposal most recently noted by the United Nations Open-ended Working Group (A/71/371). As a flexible framework, an NDN-IMS, could help unite diverse technologies and mechanisms around the purpose of disarmament verification in ways that support the existing nonproliferation regime and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Elements could include satellite imagery from new constellations, wide area environmental sampling, and civil society reporting.},
doi = {10.1080/14781158.2018.1467392},
journal = {Global Change, Peace & Security},
number = 2,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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