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Fall 2017
Nov 17, 2017
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SEST 557 - Arms Control/WMD/Intl Sec
This course begins with an examination of the purposes of monitoring and verification in national and international security, and continues with a survey of the evolution of verification technologies over the past 50 years.  Special emphasis is given to satellite reconnaissance systems, other “National Technical Means,” the techniques and capabilities of on-site inspection and detection of special nuclear materials.  The course then addresses the issues involved in monitoring specific arms control and nonproliferation agreements, as well as responses to noncompliance.   The course looks in detail at monitoring reductions in strategic nuclear forces (START), conventional arms limitations (CFE),  proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons (NPT, CWC, BWC) and constraints on nuclear testing (CTBT).   It also considers the monitoring and verification challenges posed by WMD terrorism and rogue states.   

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Seminar

Security Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Foreign Service
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Russian & East European Stud
      Security Studies

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