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.
In 2004, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1540, which mandates a comprehensive set of supply-side controls on all States. Since then, governments have worked to varying degrees… Read More »
The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BTWC) is currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland, through December 22. At this meeting, countries… Read More »
With today’s tough financial reality, the international community is hard-pressed in meeting both national security and global development objectives as policymakers around the world… Read More »
In November 2010, Senator Richard Lugar and a team of Pentagon officials travelled to biological research facilities in Kenya and Uganda to highlight the regional bioterrorism threat.… Read More »
The deadly implications of counterfeit drugs are well understood to be a central challenge to the integrity of public health systems around the globe, as well as a direct threat to our… Read More »
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Lexington Insurance Homeland Security Series: WMD terrorism
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Finding a Solution to Bioterror