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Banning the Bang or the Bomb?
Negotiating the Nuclear Test Ban Regime

I. William Zartman, Mordechai Melamud, Pierce S. Corden, P. Terrence Hopmann, Jaap Ramaker, Fen Osler Hampson, Rebecca Johnson, Julia Lendorfer, Chris McIntosh, Alexey Fenenko, Ulrika Möller, Hein Haak, Franz Cede, Nicholas Kyriakopoulos, Rudolf Avenhaus, Thomas Kriege, Martin Kalinowski, Simon Hebel, Ariel Macaspac Penetrante, Paul Meerts
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  • Date Published: April 2014
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107044005


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  • The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), negotiated between 1994 and 1996, is the latest development in the nuclear arms control regime. It continues to serve a vital role in preserving the privileged status of the nuclear weapons states and barring the way to proliferation. Banning the Bang or the Bomb? brings together a team of leading international experts who together analyse its negotiation as a model of regime creation, examining collective dynamics, the behaviour of individual countries, and the nature of specific issues. The book offers practical guidance and training for members of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization future inspectorate to help negotiate their way during an on-site inspection (OSI) in an inspected state. This is a valuable resource for researchers and professionals alike that turns an analysis of what has happened into a manual for what is about to happen.

    • Brings together the latest research on arms control processes and regime
    • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the CTBT negotiations as regime building
    • Evaluates on-site inspection as a negotiation process and offers a model for on-site inspection testing
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    'Providing useful generic lessons concerning verification, the role of non-state actors and the training of negotiators, the book is a must-read for anyone interested in arms control and multilateral negotiations.' Christer Jönsson, Lund University, Sweden

    'This volume will stand as a detailed guide to nuclear testing's past and present and a rare schematic of how international regimes can be built in practice.' Jonathan Hunt, H-Net

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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107044005
    • length: 410 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 5 maps 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: negotiating the creation and implementation of an international regime I. William Zartman and Mordechai Melamud
    Part I. Negotiation:
    1. Banning nuclear explosive testing: the historical context and steps to implement the CTBT Pierce S. Corden
    2. Negotiating the nuclear test ban: the verification debate and its effects on the negotiation process P. Terrence Hopmann
    3. The negotiating process: a view from the Chair Jaap Ramaker
    4. The importance of coupling in the limited test ban negotiations Fen Osler Hampson
    5. The role of civil society in negotiating the CTBT Rebecca Johnson
    6. CTBT negotiations: formulas and trade-offs I. William Zartman and Julia Lendorfer
    7. The US debate Chris McIntosh
    8. The Russian position on the CTBT Alexey Fenenko
    9. Explaining why India opted out of the CTBT Ulrika Möller
    Part II. Verification:
    10. Nuclear test ban verification: from negotiations to entry into force Hein Haak
    11. Enhancing the legal status of the CTBTO pending CTBT entry into force Franz Cede
    12. Can a monitoring and verification system be designed by negotiation? Nicholas Kyriakopoulos
    13. On-site inspections in the framework of CTBT verification: errors of the first and second kind Rudolf Avenhaus and Thomas Kriege
    14. Preparations for negotiations on the noble gas categorisation scheme Martin Kalinowski and Simon Hebel
    15. The case of Arcania: structure and actors in point of entry (POE) negotiations Ariel Macaspac Penetrante
    16. On-site inspection as a progression of negotiation cases Mordechai (Moti) Melamud
    17. Some preliminary thoughts on framing a training programme on negotiation for potential inspection teams P. Terrence Hopman
    18. Putting OSI on the table Paul Meerts and Mordechai Melamud
    19. Lessons from the CTBTO negotiation processes Mordechai (Moti) Melamud, Paul Meerts and I. William Zartman.

  • Editors

    Mordechai Melamud, The Johns Hopkins University
    I. William Zartman is an internationally known analyst and theoretician of the negotiation process. He is Professor Emeritus of Conflict Resolution at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University, member of the steering committee of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at Clingendael (The Netherlands), member of the UN Academic Advisory Council on the Mediation Initiative, and advisor to the Secretary-General, and holds an honorary doctorate from Louvain University (Belgium) and a doctorate from Yale University. He is author and/or editor of two dozen books. Dr Zartman is associated with a number of key concepts in negotiation analysis, such as formula, ripeness and diagnosis. He has offered a new analytical framework for evaluating international regimes as recursive negotiations rather than as compliance.

    Paul Meerts
    Mordechai Melamud is a former research physicist with a PhD in experimental physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel), received in 1976. From 1967 Dr Melamud was employed by the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) as a senior scientist and a Group Leader in experimental physics. He lectured at the Ben-Gurion University (Beer Sheba, Israel) and is co-author of more than a hundred publications in scientific journals. After 1997 his interest turned to the verification regimes of international treaties concerning nuclear disarmament. From 1998 he was employed at the IAEC headquarters as deputy director for international relations and as special assistant to the DG for the implementation of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) in Israel. From 1998 to 2002 he served as a member, and later the head, of the delegation of Israel to the CTBTO policy making organs. From 2002 until 2012 he was Chief of Training in the On-Site Inspections (OSI) Division of the CTBT Organization in Vienna, Austria, in charge of development of the training program for future inspectors under the OSI regime of the CTBT, with particular focus on the negotiations process inherent to the special modalities of the CTBT inspections regime. Dr Melamud is now a retiree of the CTBTO and the IAEC and is an associate member of the PIN group.

    I. William Zartman, The Johns Hopkins University
    Paul Meerts is an international negotiation analyst. Since 1989 he has trained thousands of diplomats, military officers and university students in more than ninety countries. In that year he became connected to the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program, and became a member of its Steering Committee in 1999. Meerts has published on subjects including effective training of interstate negotiators, entrapment in negotiation, the evolution of diplomatic negotiation, order and boundaries in bargaining, and 'egotiation' – the impact of the egotist negotiator on the negotiation process and its outcomes. He co-edited several PIN books and contributed to its network newsletter PINpoints for fourteen years. Having been the Director of Training and Deputy General-Director of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' from 1983 till 2006, he brought PIN under its roof in January 2011. Meerts has been training civil servants of the European Commission, the Council Secretariat and the Member States inside and outside the European Diplomatic Program since it came into existence in 2001. He has been a professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2006. On security issues he has taught at NATO Defence College in Rome since 1989. His interest in the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty stems from his training activities for the CTBTO, both at headquarters in Vienna and in the Urals.


    I. William Zartman, Mordechai Melamud, Pierce S. Corden, P. Terrence Hopmann, Jaap Ramaker, Fen Osler Hampson, Rebecca Johnson, Julia Lendorfer, Chris McIntosh, Alexey Fenenko, Ulrika Möller, Hein Haak, Franz Cede, Nicholas Kyriakopoulos, Rudolf Avenhaus, Thomas Kriege, Martin Kalinowski, Simon Hebel, Ariel Macaspac Penetrante, Paul Meerts

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