Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

FMCT thoughts

The International Panel on Fissile Materials headed by Prof. Frank von Hippel of Princeton and Prof. R. Rajaram of Jawaharlal Nehru University unveiled a draft of the proposed Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty at the IAEA General Conference in Vienna. Andreas Persbo over at Verification, Implementation and Compliance has a useful summary of the IPFM proposal and a preliminary discussion of the issues involved.

One comment on “FMCT thoughts

  1. Anonymous
    October 6, 2008

    Verifiable cutoff is an anathema to Indians and Pakistanis because that is an another indirect way to cap the nuclear weapons program. Post-separation (US-India deal) you may see a renewed efforts by non-proliferation advocates towards that end. But there remains a sizeable number of folks who are skeptical of the effectiveness of verification. In any case the various options available to Indias and Pakistanis wrt to FMCT have been delineated here –< HREF="" REL="nofollow">Fissile material control in South Asia<>More on these South-Asia specific issues can be found here

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