1st Edition

The International Atomic Energy Agency
Historical Reflections, Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Edited By

Joseph F. Pilat

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ISBN 9780367749156
July 20, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume offers a wide-ranging examination and discussion of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) past, present and future as it enters its seventh decade.

Including contributions from leading experts across the globe, the book assesses the historical record of the IAEA; the issues and challenges it faces at present; and its future prospects. In doing so, it addresses the primary missions of the IAEA outlined in the IAEA’s statute, i.e., to safeguard and promote the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, as well as the missions over which it is expanding its mandate, including nuclear safety and security. The volume is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on historical recollections and reflections of participants in key events, ranging from a personal account of the initial negotiations of the IAEA to an account by its chairman on the dynamics of the Board of Governors in recent years. Part II covers current and future issues in the IAEA’s role in nuclear safeguards, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and nuclear safety and security.

This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation and arms control, global governance and international security in general.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Joseph F. Pilat

Chapter 2. Interview with Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the IAEA

Part I: Historical Recollections and Reflections

Chapter 3. Present at the Creation: Reflections on 60 Years of Interactions with the IAEA

James Goodby

Chapter 4. IAEA Safeguards: From the Early Years to NPT Safeguards

Myron Kratzer

Chapter 5. The Model Additional Protocol

Laura Rockwood

Chapter 6. The IAEA at Six Decades: Why I Still Like Ike

Daniel Poneman

Chapter 7. The Travails of IAEA Governance: A View from the Board Chair

John Barrett

Part II: Current and Future Issues and Prospects

Chapter 8. The IAEA and the Evolution of Safeguards

Massimo Aparo

Chapter 9. The Evolution of IAEA Safeguards: Technical, Political, and Cultural Dimensions

John Carlson

Chapter 10. Nuclear Nonproliferation: Six Lessons Not Yet Learned

Pierre Goldschmidt

Chapter 11. The IAEA and Peaceful Nuclear Uses

Mark Hibbs

Chapter 12. Promoting the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Nobuyasu Abe

Chapter 13. Atoms for Peace: Bringing Nuclear Fusion Closer to Reality

Bernard Bigot

Chapter 14. Nuclear Safety and Security after Fukushima: The Role of the IAEA and the Prospects for Global Governance

Joseph F. Pilat

Chapter 15. How Nuclear Security Arrived at the IAEA

Piet de Klerk

Chapter 16.The Nuclear Security Summits and the International Atomic Energy Agency

Laura S.H. Holgate

Chapter 17.Nuclear Security Advocacy Following the Nuclear Security Summits: The Nuclear Security Contact Group

Heidi Hulan

Chapter 18. The IAEA and Euratom at Six Decades

Maria Betti, Willem Janssens, Vincenzo Rondinella, and Jean-Paul Glatz


Keynote Address at the Conference: Sixty Years of Atoms for Peace Development

Yukiya Amano

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Joseph F. Pilat is a Program Manager in the Office of National Security and International Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he co-directs the Nonproliferation Forum.