Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Time for Control

Synopsis

Following the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the issue of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction, particularly fissile materials, has been raised on numerous occasions. Lack of control over tactical nuclear weapons presents a real danger that these weapons could end up in the hands of terrorists. In response to this concern, the Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, UNIDIR, held two workshops to study the situation regarding tactical nuclear weapons. The workshops looked at issues of transparency, verification, control, legislation, terrorism, potential development of TNW and the link to concerns over nuclear testing. This volume is a collection of some of the papers presented at the workshop in New York.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Rose Gottemoeller
  • William C. Potter
  • Pavel Podvig
  • Alistair Millar
  • Frank Von Hippel
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Geneva
Publication year:
  • 2002