INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE
By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002
August 30, 1999
Enabling A Significant Future For Nuclear Power: Avoiding Catastrophes, Developing New Technologies, Democratizing Decisions -- And Staying Away From Separated Plutonium
By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
30 August - 2 September 1999.
By Jennifer Weeks, Former Executive Director and Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1997-2001
August 24, 1999
August 2, 1999
By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
Potential Application of Commercial Observation Satellite Imagery for the Verification of Declared and Undeclared Nuclear Production Facilities
By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Negotiations on a Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) will soon be underway at the Committee on Disarmament in Geneva, and will include detailed attention to how such a treaty could be verified. This paper explains how commercial observation satellites can be effective in verifying that reactors used to produce weapons plutonium in the past are kept in a shutdown status under a cutoff treaty or moratorium. The satellites considered are the new-generation satellites with fine spatial resolution images in the visible and near infrared band complemented by thermal infrared images with lower-spatial resolution but good temperature resolution. These satellites can also contribute to the detection of undeclared nuclear-reactor sites and suspicious construction activities.
August 1, 1999
Journal Article, Third World Quarterly, issue 4, volume 20
By Ambuj D. Sagar, Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Occasional Paper, volume 2
Conference Report on the challenges of preventive diplomacy and preventive defense in South Asia.
July 30, 1999
Journal Article, Science, volume 285
By Robert Margolis, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1999-2002