Ibrahim Said Ibrahim

Articles by Ibrahim Said Ibrahim

1 July 2013

The potential and pitfalls of societal verification

Jamal Khaer IbrahimRajeswari Pillai RajagopalanIbrahim Said Ibrahim

For decades, arms control experts have envisioned a world in which ordinary people could verify treaty compliance. With the emergence of smartphones and social networks, this world may be ready to materialize. But are developing nations ready for citizen verification?

30 May 2013

Utopian dreams, practical uses

The author argues that, regarding societal verification of arms control agreements, the importance of business-oriented approaches should not be overvalued, nor that of political approaches undervalued.

 

9 May 2013

Educated practitioners are the key

The author argues that, in the developing world, political barriers to societal verification’s role in arms control can be overcome if a sufficiently large cadre of educated individuals is motivated to participate in verification efforts.