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Nuclear Non-proliferation and Arms Control Verification

Innovative Systems Concepts

  • Irmgard Niemeyer
  • Mona Dreicer
  • Gotthard Stein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mona Dreicer, Irmgard Niemeyer, Gotthard Stein
    Pages 1-11
  3. Status of Verification Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jill N. Cooley
      Pages 27-41
  4. Factors Influencing the Development of a Systems Concept for Verification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Michel Richard
      Pages 83-98
    3. Filippo Sevini, Willem A. Janssens
      Pages 99-111
  5. Methods and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Morton Canty, Clemens Listner
      Pages 125-139
    3. Nicholas Kyriakopoulos
      Pages 141-153
    4. Rudolf Avenhaus, Thomas Krieger
      Pages 155-168
  6. Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Joachim Schulze, Matthias Grüne, Marcus John, Ulrik Neupert, Dirk Thorleuchter
      Pages 187-204
    3. Malte Göttsche, Gerald Kirchner
      Pages 205-216
    4. Alexander Glaser, Yan Jie
      Pages 217-230

About this book


This book strives to take stock of current achievements and existing challenges in nuclear verification, identify the available information and gaps that can act as drivers for exploring new approaches to verification strategies and technologies. 

With the practical application of the systems concept to nuclear disarmament scenarios and other, non-nuclear verification fields, it investigates, where greater transparency and confidence could be achieved in pursuit of newnational or international nonproliferation and arms reduction efforts.

A final discussion looks at how, in the absence of formal government-to-government negotiations, experts can take practical steps to advance the technical development of these concepts.


Nuclear non-proliferation Arms control International security Systems concepts Innovative verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Irmgard Niemeyer
    • 1
  • Mona Dreicer
    • 2
  • Gotthard Stein
    • 3
  1. 1.IEK-6: Nuclear Waste Management and Reactor SafetyForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany
  2. 2.Center for Global Security ResearchLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  3. 3.ConsultantBonnGermany

About the editors

Irmgard Niemeyer, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Nuclear Waste Management and Reactor Safety, Jülich, Germany

Mona Dreicer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for Global Security Research, Livermore, California, USA

Gotthard Stein, Consultant, Bonn, Germany

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