Safeguards inspectors setting up a camera for round-the-clock surveillance of operations at the Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant in the Czech Republic. Image courtesy of D. Calma/IAEA.

Remote Monitoring: Verifying geographical arms limits

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Safeguards inspectors setting up a camera for round-the-clock surveillance of operations at the Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant in the Czech Republic. Image courtesy of D. Calma/IAEA.

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Rob Goldston
21 days ago

Bravo! Indeed we need to be offering approaches for renewed INF & CFE agreements (not to mention an ABM agreement, etc.) to give Putin a politically viable exit from Ukraine, per https://thebulletin.org/2023/01/ending-the-war-while-ensuring-russia-does-not-gain-territory-via-nuclear-coercion/ .

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