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Detect and Deter: Can Countries Verify the Nuclear Test Ban?

Authors: Dahlman, O., Mackby, J., Mykkeltveit, S., Haak, H.

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  • Unique view on the CTBT verification from states’ perspectives
  • Recent dramatic scientific developments and their effects on verification capabilities
  • How states can collaborate on technical issues to further political objectives
  • Cooperative efforts in support of international security
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How can countries verify compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and detect and deter violations?  It is in their interest to increase their verification readiness because the assessment of compliance with the treaty rests with states parties to the CTBT. The treaty provides countries with two verification elements:  an international system of monitoring stations, and an on-site inspection regime.  The monitoring system can detect nuclear explosions underground, in the atmosphere and under water. This book provides incentives to nations around the world on how they can organize their efforts to verify compliance with the CTBT and how they can collaborate with other countries, perhaps on a regional basis, to monitor areas of concern.  Such focused efforts can improve their detection and deterrence capabilities through precision monitoring. 

The book addresses the CTBT verification from the perspective of countries.  It shows how they can create the essential tools for the assessment of the large amounts of data available from the verification regime and other sources, including observations from satellites and thousands of stations outside of the treaty regime.  Countries can also use current scientific and technological developments to assist them in verifying compliance with the treaty.  The book offers political and scientific analysis on the evolution of the treaty over the years. 

The book is intended for professionals in the political, diplomatic, scientific and military fields who deal with international security, non-proliferation and arms control.  It is also intended for non-governmental organizations and journalists seeking a better understanding of the nuclear test ban issue and how states can verify compliance with the treaty. 

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“Describe the CTBT verification regime in great detail, and this is the book’s main attraction and value. … For anyone interested in the specifics of CTBT monitoring, this book will be an essential aid. The tables, graphics, and charts in particular are exceptionally useful … . Detect and Deter is, overall, recommended reading for those with a need to know the details behind the world’s most sophisticated arms control monitoring system.” (Andreas Persbo, The Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 19 (2), July, 2012)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • Included format: PDF
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Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1675-9
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Softcover 124,79 €
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detect and Deter: Can Countries Verify the Nuclear Test Ban?
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1676-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1676-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1675-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7838-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 271
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