The evolution of biological disarmament by Nicholas Roger Alan Sims

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StatementNicholas A. Sims.
SeriesSIPRI chemical & biological warfare studies ;, 19
LC ClassificationsKZ5865.B56 S56 2001
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Pagination203 p. ;
Number of Pages203
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Open LibraryOL48201M
ISBN 100198295782
LC Control Number99049337

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The Evolution of Biological Disarmament (Sipri Chemical & Biological Warfare Studies) 1st Edition by Nicholas Alan Sims (Author)Cited by: Inthe first Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) Review Conference was considered a major event; this book describes the evolution of the disarmament regime of the BTWC from until The Evolution of Biological Disarmament applies an original sector-by-sector approach to its analysis of the BTWC, studied in a long-term perspective.

Contents. A treaty regime in full evolution. The regime of compliance: the original elements. The regime of compliance: the addition of confidence-building measures. Summary: The evolution of the disarmament regime of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) is described fromwhen the first BTWC Review Conference was held, until The author analyses the results of SIPRI's first four review Conferences.

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Approaches to the issue have been overwhelmingly dominated by a Western --and particularly U.S.-perspective that reduces the question to the spread of these weapons among non-Western countries and. The book emphasizes placing post-Cold War concerns about biological warfare in context: the legacy of the vast biological weapons program pursued by the Soviet Union; the Middle East as a crucible of conflict over which looms weapons of mass destruction; the dramatic expansion of U.S.

biological defense activities; and the new threat of asymmetrical warfare, including Format: Paperback. This book examines the politics of biological disarmament, focusing on the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) as a treaty regime and the cornerstone of biological disarmament efforts.

Biological weapons have long been banned, but the ban needs strengthening. The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) is the cornerstone of this disarmament. “A comprehensive overview of the development, future, and implications of biological and chemical weapons.

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