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Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race

Alexander Kelle, Kathryn Nixdorff, and Malcolm Dando


This book 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 the media that such an arms race may be loomi ... More

Keywords: Biological Weapons and Chemical Weapons Conventions, biological weapons, chemical weapons, biochemical arms race, prohibition regime, warfare, arms control, policy proposals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804782753
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804782753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Kelle, author

Kathryn Nixdorff, author

Malcolm Dando, author