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Implementing the Comprehensive Test Ban : New Aspects of Definition, Organization and Verification - Eric Arnett

Implementing the Comprehensive Test Ban

New Aspects of Definition, Organization and Verification

By: Eric Arnett (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th December 1994
ISBN: 9780198291879
Number Of Pages: 140

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This report provides up-to-date information on the four main technical issues which will present the greatest challenges to the implementation of the comprehensive test ban treaty being negotiated at the Geneva Conference on Disarmament: formulating an appropriate definition of the term nuclear test; creating the organization for effective implementation; verifying compliance with the treaty's provisions; and implications of the treaty's prohibition on preparations for testing, whether that prohibition is made explicit or remains implicit. The report is written in such a way that it offers important background to the non-specialist while providing timely guidance to policy-makers and others involved in the public debate of these issues. It is designed to support prompt completion of the treaty by suggesting ways in which disputes over contentious issues can be resolved speedily.

`The authors are firm proponents of a comprehensive nuclear test ban. A brief but competent survey of issues pertaining to the monitoring of such a treaty.' Foreign Affairs

Preface
Acronyms
Introduction and executive summaryp. 1
The problem of definition: Just what is a nuclear weapon test?p. 26
The proscription on preparing to test: Consequences for verificationp. 48
The complementary roles of national, private and multinational means of verificationp. 65
Organizing for effective implementationp. 86
Appendix A. The Swedish Draft Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treatyp. 103
Appendix B. Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Australian Resource Paper on Draft Treaty Elementsp. 108
Indexp. 123
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ISBN: 9780198291879
ISBN-10: 0198291876
Series: SIPRI Research Reports
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 15th December 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.2