Phase III of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) is executing a multi-year program of work to further develop, test, evaluate, and refine concepts and practical verification approaches to support future nuclear disarmament. This program of work has used a basic scenario that describes a notional nuclear-armed state (Ipindovia) as well as its disarmament obligations under a multi-party Nuclear Weapons Reduction Treaty (NWRT). The NWRT also provides for the multilateral verification of those obligations.
This paper sets out the Basic Scenario and its assumptions.
This was developed with generous financial support from the Government of Canada.