AUTHORAltmann, J. / Rotblat, Joseph, Eds.
TITLEVerification of Arms Reductions: Nuclear, Conventional, and Chemical
CITYHeidelberg, Germany

This compilation of essays assesses arms control treaties of the 1980s and reports on developments in nuclear science relevant to improving verification capabilities at that time. The essays were originally presented at the Workshop on Verification of Nuclear and Conventional Arms Reductions held in London in 1988. Of the eight topic areas in the book, three concern nuclear matters: the role of verification, including analysis of experiences with verification related to the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF); verification in the area of mobile missiles, nuclear warheads and fissile material, especially concerning the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); and verification of a nuclear test ban, such as the joint UK-USSR and U.S.-USSR programs at the time of the book's publication. Other parts address arms control verification with respect to space and conventional weapons, force reductions, and chemical weapons. Essays of a more technical nature are accompanied by graphs, diagrams, and relevant equations. Each essay includes reference notes. One of the book’s editors, Joseph Rotblat, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 and was the only scientist to leave the Manhattan Project on grounds of conscience.

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