Axel Schwanhäußer

Axel Schwanhäußer
Address: Bahrenfelderstr. 93
22765 Hamburg
E-Mail: axel.schwan@gmx.de
Telephone: +49-160-97813762

Project

Beyond Safeguards - Taking advantage of the early warning capabilities of the improved IAEA safeguard system in respect of nuclear programs leading to outbreak capabilities

Beyond Safeguards - Taking advantage of the early warning capabilities of the improved IAEA safeguard system in respect of nuclear programs leading to outbreak capabilities Abstract Within the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) the fight against proliferation seeks to take a central part. While the EU has adopted a joint strategy against proliferation, thought to streamline national politics and enforce measures in a holistic, multilateral and coherent approach, fundamental changes in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) safeguard system have emerged since 1991. Besides dedicated nuclear weapon programs, illegal under the NPT – such as revealed in Iraq – the build-up of nuclear infrastructures, giving a nation the capabilities to potentially produce weapons grade material on short notice – like in Iran – is a development of growing concern. With the increasing acceptance of the IAEA’s Additional Protocol (AP), the possibilities of early disclosure of such “outbreak-capabilities”, drastically improves. This research proposal is dedicated to look into measures, how the EU could take effective use of this enhanced safeguard system, to prepare itself to effectively counter such destabilising developments.

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I will termiate my FSPS-schoolarship at the End of 2007 due to a new job appointment at the IAEA in Vienna.