Verification of Arms Reductions

Nuclear, Conventional and Chemical

  • Jürgen Altmann
  • Joseph Rotblat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Role of Verification and Recent Experience

  3. Verification of Mobile Missiles, Nuclear Warheads and Fissile Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Steve Fetter, Oleg F. Prilutskii, Stanislav N. Rodionov
      Pages 48-59
  4. Verification of a Nuclear Test Ban

  5. Control of Space Weapons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. John Pike
      Pages 114-120
    3. Stanislav N. Rodionov
      Pages 121-124
  6. Conventional Stability in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Heinrich Siegmann
      Pages 131-138
  7. Confidence and Security-Building Measures in Europe

  8. Verification of Conventional Force Reductions

  9. Verification of a Chemical Weapons Ban

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Nikita P. Smidovich
      Pages 196-200
    3. Julian P. Perry Robinson
      Pages 201-209
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 210-228

About these proceedings


Anybody concerned about the maintenance of peace in our world, and in prospects of reaching agreements on arms control and disarmament, is bound to be interested in one of the key pre-conditions for related international treaties: the verification of compliance with such treaties. This book presents an up-to-date exposition of the latest developments in science and practice of international verification. It contains an account of the experience with new practical results of scientific research, devoted to solving verification problems in areas where agreements have not yet been concluded. The authors are scientists and practitioners from governments and research institutes in East and West. This book is required reading for anybody interested in the field: especially for decision-makers, government and military experts, natural scientists, technologists, those working in political and historical science. Among the topics covered are: INF Treaty, nuclear test ban, control of mobile missiles, and fissile material, demilitarization of space, stability and reductions of conventional forces, ban on chemical weapons. From the Reviews: "Verfication of Arms Reductions is packed with information and analysis which is vital for arms-control students, negotiators and other practitioners. The strength of the book lies in the science and technology contributions, but there are comprehensive political analyses also which have been written for longevity and are unlikely to become dated too quickly."


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Altmann
    • 1
  • Joseph Rotblat
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für ExperimentalphysikRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Pugwash, Flat A, Museum MansionsLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46686-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46684-7
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