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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


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


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


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


Acting Globally

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

in Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226444055
eISBN:
9780226444079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

The confidence-building measures by the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) included information on defensive programs, high-biocontainment laboratories, vaccine manufacturing plants, and infectious ... 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


Conclusion

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/9780804782753.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter addresses the offense-defense arms race in the biological arena, as this proves useful in focusing attention on those policy options that need to be conceptualized and should be ... More


Competence over Control: The Politics of Multilateral Weapons Inspections

Alexander Thompson

in The Governor's Dilemma: Indirect Governance Beyond Principals and Agents

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198855057
eISBN:
9780191889028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855057.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The UN Security Council increasingly authorizes weapons inspections to enforce nonproliferation. These are cases of indirect governance, where the Council (the governor) relies on separate bodies ... More


Embedding the CBW Prohibition Regimes in the Web of Responses

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/9780804782753.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the conceptualizations of the web of responses and measures needed both individually and in relation to the chemical and biological weapons (CBW) prohibition regimes. The ... More


Navigating the Proliferation Security Initiative and Informal Sponsorship

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

in The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines an informal variant of a sponsorship strategy. It focuses on the case of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), a global campaign designed to combat the smuggling of ... More


The Arab Spring—Reversed by a Saudi-Backed Counterrevolution

Dilip Hiro

in Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Saudi King Abdullah played a central role in rolling back non-violent, popular movement for democracy and human rights that occurred in early 2011 in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen. The election ... More


Why so little is being done about the catastrophic risks

Richard A. Posner

in Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195178135
eISBN:
9780197562444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195178135.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

I have said that the dangers of catastrophe are growing. One reason is the rise of apocalyptic terrorism. Another, however—because many of the catastrophic risks are ... More


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