The International Atomic Energy Agency has had a leading responsibility in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and misuse of materials intended for nuclear energy across the world. Originally published in 1987, in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 which proved the utmost importance of the agency, Scheinman explores the function of the IAEA and the challenges it faced. This report also lists ways that the agency could be strengthened touching on topics such as leadership roles, support for safeguarding functions and prevention from the agency being overwhelmed by international and national political issues. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction and Overview 2. From New York to Vienna: the Genesis of the IAEA 3. The IAEA: Its Structure and Activities 4. The Agency’s Safeguards System Befre the NPT 5.NPT Safeguards 6. Nuclear Policies in Transition 7. Problems Facing the IAEA 8. Retrospect and Prospect; Appendixes