The Case for International Surveillance and Verification



In the review, I have sought to describe the ideas of many people who have reflected on ways of using modern science in general, and satellite technology in particular, to help decrease the threat of modern war and to increase international peace and security. I have many people to thank for having encouraged me in this adventure. I am indebted to Professor John Polanyi for having introduced the ISMA proposal to me when I was an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. I thank Professor Derek Paul and the other founders of Science for Peace for having encouraged me to manifest my commitment to international peace and the ideals of the United Nations and for entrusting me with the task of representing the organization at the United Nations. I am grateful to Professor Eric Fawcett for his constant encouragement and for having created many opportunities for me to expand my knowledge in the area of science for peace. I thank Professor Larry Morley and Dr. Keith Raney, two of Canada's top satellite experts, for their help; they made our Science for Peace Workshop on Peace-keeping Satellites the success that it was. I thank Dr. George Ignatieff, Professor Anatol Rapoport, Gwen Rapoport, Lt. Col. Ronald Cleminson and Dr. David Cox for their encouragement. I am indebted to the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security (CIIPS), and its Director, Geoffrey Pearson, for the grant which made this project possible. The hospitality of Drs. Alan and Hanna Newcombe and their sincere efforts to promote peace research continue to be an inspiration to me. The facilities of the Peace Research Institute - Dundas were a real blessing. Dieter Heinrich and other World Federalists have helped keep me inspired about the potential of a peace-keeping satellite. Douglas Scott, Peter Davies and other members of the Working Group on International Surveillance and Verification have given me new ideas and inspiration. My friends in Ottawa, at CIIPS, at Student Pugwash and at the Canadian Centre for Arms Control and Disarmament have made my every visit there enjoyable and informative. Lastly, I thank my parents, to whom I owe a lifetime of gratitude.