This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2014 

Information and Risk-driven Verfication - An Innovative Approach?
Listner, Clemens (Corresponding Author)
Stein, Gotthard / Niemeyer, Irmgard / Canty, Morton / Rezniczek, Arnold (UBA GmbH)
Nukleare Entsorgung und Reaktorsicherheit; IEK-6
DPG Jahrestagung, Berlin (Germany), 2014-03-17 - 2014-03-21
Conference Presentation
Joint Programme on the Technical Development and Further Improvement of IAEA Safeguards between the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the International Atomic Energy Agency
Safety Research for Nuclear Waste Disposal
As a result of the inability to detect the Iraq's clandestine nuclear weapons programme, the IAEA realised the need to give greater consideration to the State as a whole, rather than focusing primarily on nuclear material and facilities declared by the State. This has led to an approach known as the State-level concept. It allows for an assessment of a State's technical capabilities to acquire weapon grade nuclear material and the potential risk of such scenarios.The paper gives an overview of the major principles of this approach and explores how far these ideas could also be implemented in other fields of international agreements where verification of treaty compliance is essential. Furthermore, it will be shown how the concept could be applied to the field of nuclear disarmament. By enhancing the ability to verify nuclear disarmament, it could thus serve as a driver for further multinational and international negotiations.