Biological & Chemical Weapons
Chemical and biological weapons share a characteristic distinct from nuclear weapons: fairly easily acquired raw materials (for most pathogens or chemicals) that either have legitimate uses or occur naturally. Stimson's work on this topic focuses on the history of biological and chemical weapons, measures to control their proliferation (including domestic laws and international regimes), and weapons destruction technologies. Technical reports examine the likelihood of terrorism involving chemical and biological weapons, as well as technologies and policies to prevent or counter their use.
By Johanna Mendelson Forman and Brian Finlay -- In the 20 years since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, by President George H.W. Bush, Canadian Prime… Read More »
By Barry M. Blechman - The world will be a safer place if the surprising agreement that led to the promised destruction of Syria's stockpile of deadly chemical weapons can pave the… Read More »
Mona Yacoubian talked about efforts by international inspectors to locate and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, as well as the continued violence in Syria on C-SPAN. She also responded… Read More »
There is urgent need for a “new normal” in public-private relationships on security issues. This report aims to kick-start a new dialogue on making that a reality.
Nate Olson and Brian… Read More »
By Brian Finlay and Alexander Georgieff - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, testifying recently before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was asked a crucial question: Who has been… Read More »
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August 30, 2010
Lexington Insurance Homeland Security Series: WMD terrorism
December 01, 2008
Finding a Solution to Bioterror