VERTIC holds regional workshops in Japan and Brazil

VERTIC’s Verification and Monitoring (VM) Programme recently completed two workshops aimed at gathering views on a prospective multilateral Group of Scientific Experts for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (GSE-NDV). These follow similar workshops, for European and African stakeholders in April 2017. The first was held in Tokyo from 26–27 August 2017 in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology while the second took place in Rio de Janeiro from 31 August-1 September with support from the Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation.

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Change of editor

Today, Larry MacFaul stepped down as the editor of VERTIC’s publications series to enable him to focus on his responsibilities as Programme Director for Verification and Monitoring.

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Trust & Verify No 157

In this issue, Matt Korda’s article ‘Disruptive, Destabilising, and Dual-Use: The Proliferation Risks of 3-D Printing’ discusses some basic security concerns related to additive manufacturing. Madison Estes then returns with the article ‘Maintaining strategic stability with the development of Conventional Prompt Global Strike systems’

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New briefing paper on Port State Measures

Combating and eradicating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is necessary to achieve the sustainable use of marine capture fisheries. UN member states have pledged to do so by 2020, as part of their commitment towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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