A Nuclear Weapon Free World - Can It Be Verified?
This paper was created as part of a project dealing with the preconditions, strategies and problems of comprehensive nuclear disarmament, and addresses an important aspect of the disarmament problem – verification. The authors discuss the question whether a nuclear weapon-free world is verifiable. The report first describes the requirements that must be set for the control of the disarmament process and subsequently for the verification of an already denuclearized world. The paper also outlines the methods that could be used to implement this verification and sets the political requirements on the practical problems of nuclear disarmament into perspective with the technical and organizational possibilities.
© 1999 Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Annette Schaper, Katja Frank