Amy Smithson

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Research & Writing

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Ataxia: The Chemical and Biological Terrorism Threat and the US Response

Stimson Report 35  Ataxia is a comprehensive research report that examines the many facets of the unconventional terrorism issue in the United States. The first sections examine the actual threat of terrorism involving chemical and biological weap…

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Stimson Center Report No 32: Toxic Archipelago

Preventing Proliferation from the Former Soviet Chemical and Biological Weapons Complexes Authored by Amy E. Smithson, this in-depth report offers a detailed account of efforts by the international community to prevent “brain drain” from former Soviet…

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Report No 25: Rudderless

The Chemical Weapons Convention At 1 1/2 Amy E. Smithson takes an in-depth look at the first 18 months of the Chemical Weapons Convention. What has gone right? What has gone wrong? Who is responsible? Following an introduction to the key provision…

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Biological Weapons Proliferation: Reasons for Concern, Courses of Action

Stimson Report 24  This report features the following chapters, for which executive summaries may be downloaded in PDF format: The Threat of Deliberate Disease in the 21st Century, a detailed biological weapons threat assessment by Dr. Graham Pear…

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The Battle to Obtain US Ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention

Essays by Michael Krepon, John Parachini, and Amy Smithson assess how the CWC became a surrogate fight to define the Republican Party’s approach to defense and foreign policy. A narrow bipartisan victory for ratification was possible only with an inten…

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Paper 34 Separating Fact from Fiction: The Australia Group and the Chemical Weapons Convention

Authored by Amy Smithson, this report presents a factual discussion of the Australia Group’s history and modus operandi, as well as of the CWC’s trade-related provisions. The first segment of the report relates the Australia Group’s origins, followed b…

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Report No 18: The U.S. Senate and CWC Ratification: The Price of Inaction

A compilation of essays by Senator John Glenn, Michael Moodie, Sheila Buckley, Amy Smithson, Michael Krepon and H. Martin Lancaster, the report argues that much would be lost were the Senate to continue to shirk its constitutional responsibilities. The…

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The US Senate and CWC Ratification: The Price of Inaction

Stimson Report 18 A compilation of essays by Senator John Glenn, Michael Moodie, Sheila Buckley, Amy Smithson and H. Martin Lancaster The report argues that much would be lost were the Senate to continue to shirk its constitutional responsibilities. Th…

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Chemical Weapons Disarmament in Russia: Problems and Prospects

With recent news surrounding the Novichok nerve agent, the Stimson Center is re-releasing this report. In 1995 Stimson released a report examining Russia, nerve agents, and the Chemical Weapons Convention.  With essays by Amy Smithson, V…

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The US Chemical Weapons Destruction Program: Views, Analysis, and Recommendations

Report 13 This work provides an overview of the controversies associated with the Army’s stockpile incineration program, which is slated to operate in eight different US sites where the weapons are stored. The report also turns a critical eye to the ch…

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Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention: Counsel from Industry

Stimson Report 10 Given the Chemical Weapons Convention’s significant reporting and inspection requirements for the commercial chemical industry, the project gathered a group of industry experts to solicit their thoughts about these requirements. The r…

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