The Foreign Service Journal, December 2009

D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 9 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L 37 rms control. Nonproliferation. Disarmament. Each of these issues is increasingly in the headlines, so Foreign Service personnel stationed overseas are likely to be queried about them. Even more daunting, at least for Foreign Service personnel outside the Department of State’s Bureau of Verification, Compliance and Implementation, they may be asked to deliver demarches regarding procedures for verification of arms control agreements. This is because all parties to such a pact must be confident that the other signatories are fulfilling their F O C U S O N A R M S C O N T R O L T HE I MPORTANCE OF V ERIFICATION N O ARMS CONTROL AGREEMENT CAN SUCCEED UNLESS EACH PARTY IS SATISFIED WITH THE OTHERS ’ COMPLIANCE . B Y P AULA A. D E S UTTER Adam Niklewicz A