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The Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-proliferation Regimes

Daniel H. Joyner

in International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199204908
eISBN:
9780191709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204908.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyzes international legal regimes regulating the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons. It begins with a brief description of chemical and biological weapons. It then ... More


Poison, Poisoned Weapons, Asphyxiating Gases, Biological and Chemical Weapons

William H. Boothby

in Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199569946
eISBN:
9780191705250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569946.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

After tracing the emergence of the modern law prohibiting the use of poison and poisoned weapons, this chapter considers the meaning and significance of the rule. It assesses asphyxiating gases, ... More


Chemical weapons

Herman Spanjaard and Oxana Khabib

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes chemical weapons, including the history of their development and use in World War I and beyond, classification of chemical weapons, and international control of chemical ... More


Chemical Weapons

Ernest C. Lee and Stefanos N. Kales

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the basics and major classes of chemical agents used in warfare. It discusses basic management of chemical weapons, including public health preparedness, special populations, ... More


Technologies of Evil: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons

Stephen M. Maurer

in WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines how high the barriers to terrorist WMD are at the start of the twenty-first century. Starting from the observation that almost all WMD technologies except nuclear weapons are ... More


Weapons of Mass Destruction: Issues and Implications for National Security Lawyers

Todd W. Pennington

in U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199328574
eISBN:
9780199363193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328574.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the incredibly complex legal and policy challenges presented by Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). It begins by defining WMDs, including their classifications as nuclear, ... More


Improvement, 1921–1925

Thomas I. Faith

in Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Chemical Warfare Service's (CWS) efforts to improve its public image and its reputation in the military in the first half of the 1920s. It shows that while the National ... More


War and Public Health

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book has two main purposes. The first is to provide a systemic survey of information on the direct and indirect consequences of war on public health and the roles that health professionals and ... More


WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Stephen M. Maurer (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Terrorism by means of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has been studied for decades — since the Cold War and fears of secret agents with suitcase-sized atomic bombs. Although WMD research has ... More


Unconventional Weapons

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0058
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter deals with the Iraqi efforts to develop and produce weapons of mass destruction—chemical, biological and nuclear. It describes the various projects in each field, their history, the ... More


Crisis, 1919–1920

Thomas I. Faith

in Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the Chemical Warfare Service's (CWS) struggle to continue chemical weapons work in the face of a hostile political environment as the U.S. Army sought to digest the lessons ... More


Environmental Implications of DisarmamentThe CWC Case

Ayṣe-Martina Böhringer and Thilo Marauhn

in Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace: Clarifying Norms, Principles, and Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198784630
eISBN:
9780191827051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784630.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not only entail a set of specific disarmament obligations. It also addresses how chemical weapons and chemical weapons facilities are to be eliminated, ... More


Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race

Alexander Kelle, Kathryn Nixdorff, and Malcolm Dando

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782753
eISBN:
9780804786157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782753.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

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 ... More


Battle, 1918

Thomas I. Faith

in Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the American Expeditionary Force's (AEF) experiences with poison gas on the Western Front and the logistical effort made by the United States to support chemical warfare ... More


Legacy, 1926–1929

Thomas I. Faith

in Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter evaluates the successes and failures of the Chemical Warfare Service (CWS) during the second half of the 1920s, in light of the organization's ultimate incapacity to influence foreign ... More


Threats to the CBW Prohibition Regimes: The Changing Nature of Warfare

in Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782753
eISBN:
9780804786157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782753.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter describes the traditional form of industrial interstate warfare as it developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. An analysis of the evolution of the usages that were ... More


Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Thomas I. Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers an institutional history of the Chemical Warfare Service (CWS), the department tasked with improving the Army's ability to use and defend against chemical weapons during and after ... More


From Medical Research to Biological Warfare

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0051
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Campaigns against insects in the east became entwined with preparations for biological warfare. The idea of unleashing disease pathogens to destroy Nazi Germany's enemies fascinated disinfection ... More


Evolution of the CW Prohibition Regime: Assessing Achievements and Weaknesses

in Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782753
eISBN:
9780804786157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782753.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter reports the chemical weapons (CW) prohibition regime's two core goals of disarmament and nonproliferation. It also describes two cross-cutting issues that are affecting several areas of ... More


Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo: Exploiting the Forbidden

Michelle Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104717
eISBN:
9781526120861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104717.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book analyses the Syria crisis and the role of chemical weapons, in relation to US foreign policy. The Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons and their subsequent elimination would dominate ... More


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