THE ARMS CONTROL AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT POTENTIAL OF THE PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE MONITORING AGENCY (ISMA)

Authors
  1. Ranger, R.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The study investigates the potential contribution of an International Satellite Monitoring Agency (ISMA) to the verification of compliance with arms control agreements and also to crisis management. The basic characteristics of an ISMA and the theoretical bases for its contribution are outlined, as are the potential practical difficulties it is likely to encounter in principle. An assessment is then given of the limitations of verification capabilities and the resultant problems posed for compliance policy in a representative selection of arms control agreements--those limiting strategic nuclear forces, chemical and biological weapons and, in the inter-war years, naval forces.
Report Number
EXTRA-MURALPAPER-34 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1984
Number of Pages
137
DSTKIM No
85-01584
CANDIS No
46396
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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