Larry MacFaul is the Programme Director for Verification and Monitoring of the London-based Verification Research Training and Information Centre (VERTIC). His work at the Centre, since 2003, has covered a range of issues including trafficking in radioactive materials, nuclear safeguards, nuclear disarmament verification, conventional arms controls, chemical and biological weapons investigations, the UN climate change treaty, and illegal trade in natural resources. He has also carried out research and engagement on the Open Skies Treaty.
Programme Director for Verification and Monitoring at VERTIC
Content by Larry MacFaul
Closing the sky would lose all the security advantages of keeping it open
Last month it was reported that President Trump had signed a letter signalling the United States’ intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. If true, this would weaken US security.