Verification in an Age of Insecurity: The Future of Arms Control Compliance by Philip D. O'neillVerification in an Age of Insecurity: The Future of Arms Control Compliance by Philip D. O'neill

Verification in an Age of Insecurity: The Future of Arms Control Compliance

byPhilip D. O'neill

Hardcover | December 31, 2009

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Verification in an Age of Insecurity takes the reader into some of the most urgent arms control issues facing the world community, including the nuclear activities of rogue states and threats from sophisticated non-state actors. In the book, national security expert Philip D. O'Neill, Jr.identifies and addresses issues from the resuscitated disarmament agenda, from the comprehensive test ban to fissile material and biological weapons. O'Neill examines the need for shifts in verification standards and policy suitable for our volatile era and beyond it. He surveys recent history to show how established verification procedures fail to produce the certainty necessary to meet today's threats. Verification in an Age of Insecurity goesbeyond a discussion of rogue states like North Korea to offer suggestions on how best to bring compliance policy up to date with modern threats.
Philip O'Neill has decades of experience in international law and public policy issues as an international lawyer, arbitrator, law professor, and political advisor. His professorial experience includes teaching National Security law, initially at Boston College Law School and since 2001 at Boston University Law school, where he also pr...
Title:Verification in an Age of Insecurity: The Future of Arms Control ComplianceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 6.18 × 9.41 × 0.79 inPublished:December 31, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195389263

ISBN - 13:9780195389265

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Risky Business2. The Evolution of CertaintyA. IntroductionB. The Superpower Era(i) The Role of Parity(ii) The Adequacy of VerificationC. The Post-Cold War PeriodD. The New Insecurity3. The Price of IntrusionA. IntroductionB. The Traditional CalculusC. The Political PriceD. Managed AccessE. Disarmament(i) The Trilateral Initiative(ii) North Korea: A Future Test Case?(a) "Attribute" Verification(b) Disposition(iii) Principal Problems(a) Legal Responsibility: Who Pays?(b) Practical ConcernsF. The Limits of Cooperative Intrusion4. Challenges on the HorizonA. Problems in PrincipleB. Metrics in ContextC. Selected Issues(i) Bio Security(ii) Fissile MaterialD. Process ConsiderationsE. Enforcement Predictability5. Conclusion: Deliverance