Detect, Dismantle, and Disarm: IAEA Verification, 1992-2005
After the discovery of a covert nuclear program in Iraq in 1991, the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) role transformed from promoting the peaceful use of nuclear energy to verifying compliance with nonproliferation agreements. Over the next decade, the nuclear programs of three other countries - the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, South Africa, and Libya - further tested the IAEA's ability to locate nuclear weapons and dismantle them.
In this nontechnical book, Christine Wing and Fiona Simpson examine the IAEA's experience in these four countries and capture the elements of the verification process most useful for the design of future missions. The authors show how organizational, historical, political, and technical forces shape each state's compliance and how these differing circumstances require IAEA to be flexible in response.
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