Tag Archives: Biological Weapons Convention

Don’t neglect the Biological Weapons Convention

By Oliver Meier The December 2011 review conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) demonstrated the danger of the bioweapons ban drifting into irrelevance. Standstill was the motto of the meeting. Only incremental improvements on some procedural issues were achieved. … Continue reading

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Unanticipated Benefits of Arms Control

By ACA Intern Matt Sugrue A recently published “proof of concept” by a joint USAMRIID (U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease) and AVI BioPharma team shows the possibility for developing a vaccine against the Marburg and Ebola filoviruses. … Continue reading

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Peaceful Use or Weaponization: The Lingering Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons

By ACA Intern Daniel Salisbury Last week in Switzerland over 100 states party to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) are due to conclude an annual Meeting of Experts. As Global Security Newswire reported August 20: Law enforcement and public health … Continue reading

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