The Importance of Safeguards Culture

Stephen V. Mladineo, Sarah L. Frazar
2013 The Nonproliferation Review  
International safeguards is the system of measures put in place by the International Atomic Energy Agency and states to ensure nuclear programs remain dedicated to peaceful purposes. This international safeguards system consists of agreements, inspections, and evaluations that have never considered the safeguards culture of a state or facility. Neither a common definition nor an understanding of safeguards culture is internationally recognized. This article provides an analysis of the concept
more » ... safeguards culture and gauges its value to the international safeguards community. The authors explore distinctions among safeguards culture, safeguards compliance, and safeguards performance, and suggest possible indicators of safeguards culture and methods to promote a strong, positive safeguards culture.
doi:10.1080/10736700.2013.853937 fatcat:iquuwfzd35flrhx24c3cwf4jgu