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Public Eyes in Space: Monitor Nuclear Proliferation

Journal Article, Imaging Notes., volume Volume 16, issue 5

September / October 2001

Author: Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Science, Technology, and Public Policy; Managing the Atom


The proliferation of nuclear weapons poses a great threat to international peace and security. After Iraq's clandestine nuclear weapons program was discovered, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted new safeguard protocols in 1997 to improve its ability to detect undeclared fissile material production. Those protocols opened the door for IAEA to use various types of information, including commercial satellite imagery.


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For Academic Citation:

Zhang, Hui. "Public Eyes in Space: Monitor Nuclear Proliferation." Imaging Notes. Volume 16, no. 5 (September / October 2001).

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