220 pages | 18 B/W Illus.
Fifty years into the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) regime, the risks of nuclear war, terrorism, and the threat of further proliferation remain. A lack of significant progress towards disarmament will cast doubt upon the viability of the NPT. By recognizing that certain fissile materials are essential to every nuclear weapon and that controlling their usage provides the foundation for international efforts to limit their spread, this book presents a comprehensive framework for nuclear disarmament.
Based upon phased reductions, Shea provides a mechanism for the disposal of weapon-origin fissile material and controls on peaceful nuclear activities and non-explosive military uses. He explores the technological means for monitoring and verification, the legal arrangements required to provide an enduring foundation, and a financial structure which will enable progress.
This book will be invaluable to professional organizations, arms control NGOs, government officials, scientists, and politicians. It will also appeal to academics and postgraduate researchers working on security studies, disarmament diplomacy and the politics and science of verification.
"His work is particularly valuable in light of the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which requires
dismantling nuclear warheads but does not contain specific verification provisions. Shea's book offers a path forward for realizing the political goals of nuclear disarmament."
Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association.
Foreword by Hans Blix
Part I. An Overview
Part II. Eliminating Existing Nuclear Weapons and Weapon Capabilities
2. The International Nuclear Disarmament Agency
3. The Technical Basis for Nuclear Disarmament Verification
4. INDA Inspections
Part III. Sustaining Disarmament
5. Preventing Rearmament
6. IAEA Disarmament Missions
Part IV. Building the Nuclear Disarmament Regime
7. Suggested Confidence-Building Measures for the Nuclear Disarmament Regime
Appendix 1: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Appendix 2: A Model INDA Nuclear Disarmament Verification Agreement
Appendix 3: IAEA Model Safeguards Agreement for Sustainable Disarmament
Appendix 4: International Centre for Nuclear Disarmament R&D: Installations & Initial Tasks
Appendix 5: Candidate Verification Methods for Classified Forms of Fissile Material
Appendix 6: Inspection Procedures for Classified Forms of Fissile Material