AUTHORUnited Nations Institute for Disarmament Research / The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre
TITLEComing to Terms with Security: A Handbook on Verification and Compliance
PUBLISHERThe United Nations
CITYGeneva, Switzerland

Published in English and Arabic back-to-back, this book explains the concepts and procedures of verification and compliance in arms control and disarmament agreements. It examines the position of the United Nations as a mediator, and it details forms of verification, including on-site inspections and satellite observations, using the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) as a model. The book highlights the effects of verification and compliance regarding nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, most notably a greater international willingness to approach disarmament. Additionally, it lists electronic links and includes a glossary of key terms.

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