Vienna, Austria
  26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

A. Chamuah1

1Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli, India


Scientists across the world have played a significant role in nuclear arms control; for example, developing the technologies to detect illicit underground testing of weapons. The scientific community must now collaborate and communicate among themselves to develop the technology to support disarmament. Institutions, or in other words an ordered platform, will be needed to initiate the process. A formal institution like a scientific advisory group should be set up to establish cooperation and guide international disarmament research. A scientific laboratory where international participants can share knowledge is also an utmost necessity. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has built over 300 stations in 89 countries. These stations monitor for nuclear explosions around the globe around the clock. Of the 44 nuclear-capable countries listed in its Annex II, only India, Pakistan and North Korea are non-signatories. Nuclear disarmament is a very sensitive issue, yet scientific diplomacy can pave the way for nuclear weapon free world. This study is based on the research question: can a model like Triple Helix, with academia, industry and government collaboration leading to innovations, help in the fulfillment of objective of CTBT? The study will be based on secondary literature from different sources with the qualitative method of exploration.