Paper presented at the IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards, “Linking Strategy, Implementation and People,” held in Vienna, Austria, October 22, 2014.
IAEA safeguards have much improved since their inception and the Safeguards Department is commendably continually improving its technical capabilities and planning to make full use of its statutory authority. The question remains: Will this be enough to keep countries from exploiting nuclear power programs to develop nuclear weapons, or to be in a position to do so rapidly should they so decide?
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