Frequently consulted for its knowledge of international and national agreements and for its technical expertise, VERTIC is the first port of call for many TV and radio journalists. The new 1997 volume is divided into two parts. The first half of the book contains twelve original essays analyzing the arms control, peacekeeping, and environmental issues in 1996. The second half contains a greatly expanded collection of twenty-one primary documents that scholars and policy practitioners will find indispensable--from the Cairo Declaration to the Declaration of the Moscow Nuclear Safety Summit to the complete text of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the attendant declarations.
Could a new security assurance enhance WMD norms?, Richard Guthrie; the comprehensive test-ban treaty, Rebecca Johnson; programme 93+2 - evolution in IAEA safeguards, Suzanna van Moyland; new approaches to a comprehensive global ban on anti-personnel land mines, Ann Peters; the chemical-weapons convention - countdown to entry into force, Robert J. Mathews; the biological- and toxin-weapons convention - developments during 1996, Annabelle Duncan and R.J. Mathews; the biological- and toxin-weapons convention - report of a joint UK-Brazil practice non-challenge visit, John Walker et al; environmental and security regimes for toxic chemicals and pathogens - a useful synergy, Graham S. Pearson; whither the climate convention?, John Lanchbery; the Georgia-South Ossetia conflict, Dennis Sammut and Nikola Cvetkovski.