1 January 2002

Cheaters Beware

Ola Dahlman

The chairman of the Working Group on Verification, chaired the Group of Scientific Experts from 1983 to 1996. He is also senior science adviser to Sweden's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hein Haak

Heads the division of seismology at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. The views expressed are solely those of the authors.

Jenifer Mackby

A senior political officer at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland, served as secretary to the treaty negotiations.

Svein Mykkeltveit

Program manager of Norsar, an independent Norwegian research foundation.

Some argue that a nuclear test ban is not verifiable. Meanwhile the test ban treaty's monitoring system of 321 stations, now well on the way to completion, is looking good.