Verification and a Nuclear Weapons Free World

International Conference on A Nuclear Weapon-Free World: From Conception to Reality

Arun Vishwanathan, Assistant Professor, International Strategic and Security Studies Programme

The conference was organised by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Indian Pugwash Society, on April 2-3, 2014. Dr. Arun Vishwanathan, Assistant Professor, ISSSP, NIAS spoke at the conference on the topic “Verifying a Nuclear Weapons Free World: Political and Technical Components.”

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Abstract of the Talk

A world free of nuclear weapons would be a desirable end-objective. However, there are apprehensions that even if all nuclear weapons are eliminated, such an achievement would be short lived. This presentation seeks to outline the components (political and technical) of such a verification regime which could possibly help in preventing (re)acquisition of nuclear weapons capability. By increasing confidence levels among state parties about compliance by all, verification would in essence sustain a nuclear weapons free world once such a situation is realised.

Video of the Talk by Dr. Arun Vishwanathan, Assistant Professor, ISSSP, NIAS

Video of the entire conference on A Nuclear Weapon-Free World: From Conception to Reality

 

 

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