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Preventing a biochemical arms race

Alexander. Kelle Kathryn Nixdorff; Malcolm Dando

Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press 2012

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  • Title:
    Preventing a biochemical arms race
  • Author: Alexander. Kelle
  • Kathryn Nixdorff; Malcolm Dando
  • Subjects: Chemical arms control; Biological arms control; Electronic books
  • Contents: Contents; Tables and Figures; 1. Arms Dynamics, the Changing Threat Environment, and the Chemical and Biological Weapons Prohibition Regimes; 2. Threats to the CBW Prohibition Regimes: The Changing Nature of Warfare; 3. Threats to the CBW Prohibition Regimes: The Revolution in the Life Sciences; 4. Threats to the CBW Prohibition Regimes: Advances in Neuroscience; 5. Threats to the CBW Prohibition Regimes: Biodefense Pushed Too Far; 6. Embedding the CBW Prohibition Regimes in the Web of Responses; 7. Evolution of the BW Prohibition Regime: Assessing Achievements and Weaknesses
    8. Evolution of the CW Prohibition Regime: Assessing Achievements and WeaknessesConclusion; Works Cited; Index
    Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race responds to a growing concern that changes in the life sciences and the nature of warfare could lead to a resurgent interest in chemical and biological weapons (CBW) capabilities. By bringing together a wide range of historical material and current literature in the field of CBW arms control, the book reveals how these two disparate fields might be integrated to precipitate a biochemical arms race among major powers, rogue states, or even non-state actors.It seeks to raise awareness among policy practitioners, the academic community, and t
    Description based upon print version of record.
  • Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press
  • Creation Date: 2012
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (256 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0-8047-8615-1
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 813286341
  • NZ MMS ID: 9913728220902931

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