The Role of International Organizations in WMD Compliance and Enforcement: Autonomy, Agency and Influence

Trevor Findlay, James Revill (ed.)

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) | Published : 2020


The paper considers the challenges and dilemmas facing international organizations in ensuring compliance with and enforcement of the three major weapons of mass destruction treaties by treaty parties. It draws on international organizations theory, especially principal-agent theory, in identifying potential pathways to enhanced compliance.