Issue 10: August 2007

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This special issue of CTBTO Spectrum focuses on the political importance of early entry into force leading up to the Article XIV Conference and the many challenges arising when building a global verification system. World-renowned personalities, such as United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon and Dr Hans Blix, former Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, give their views on the significance of the CTBT. Their contributions are complemented by a special feature analysis by Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Acronym Institute, and a respected voice from the non-governmental community.

 

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Page PDF
Editorial 2 [PDF]
Global status of signatures and ratifications 3 [PDF]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:    
Why ratify? United Nations Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon’s views on the CTBT
4 [PDF]
COVER STORY:    
CTBT: going the last mile to banish nuclear weapons
testing by Dr. Hans Blix
6 [PDF]
NOTES AND QUOTES:    
2007 Article XIV Conference: sending powerful signals
for CTBT ’s entry into force by Ambassador Jaap Ramaker
8 [PDF]
History and mechanism of the Article XIV Conferences by
Dr Andrea Wurm
9 [PDF]
PERSPECTIVES:    
Renewed opportunities to bring the CTBT into force
by Dr Rebecca Johnson
10 [PDF]
VERIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS:    
Infrasound station IS11 in Cape Verde: a unique system
in a challenging environment by Dr Andrea Wurm
12 [PDF]
The importance of maintenance: inspecting hydroacoustic
station HA01 at Cape Leeuwin, Australia by Dr Andrea Wurm
16 [PDF]
VERIFICATION SCIENCE:    
Recent developments in infrasound monitoring technology:
application to CTBT verification by Dr Douglas R. Christie
18 [PDF]
North Korea: a real test for the CTBT verification system? Part II:
noble gas observations by MSc Paul R.J. Saey, Dr Andreas Becker
and Dr Gerhard Wotawa
20 [PDF]
SECRETARIAT SNAPSHOTS:    
A new platform for exchange with the scientific community
by Dr Andreas Becker and Dr Frank Graeber
21 [PDF]
POTENTIAL CIVIL AND SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS:    
The importance of IMS data for global climate change research by
Professor Dr Helga Kromp-Kolb
22 [PDF]