Preventing Biological Warfare

The Failure of American Leadership

Author: Malcolm Dando

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403907196

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention entirely prohibits biological warfare, but it has no effective verification mechanism to ensure that the 140-plus States Parties are living up to their obligations. From 1995-2001 the States Parties attempted to negotiate a Protocol to the Convention to remedy this deficiency. On 25 July 2001 the United States entirely rejected the final text which would probably have been acceptable to most other states. The book investigates how this disaster came about, and the potential consequences of the failure of American leadership.
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Neuroscience and the Future of Chemical-Biological Weapons

Author: Malcolm Dando

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137381825

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

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During the last century, advances in the life sciences were used in the development of biological and chemical weapons in large-scale state offensive programmes, many of which targeted the nervous system. This study questions whether the development of novel biological and chemical neuroweapons can be prevented as neuroscience progresses.
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Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race

Author: Alexander Kelle,Kathryn Nixdorff,Malcolm Dando

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804786151

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race 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 looming if developments are left unattended, and to provide policy options on how it—and it's devastating consequences—could be avoided. After identifying weaknesses in the international regime structures revolving around the Biological Weapons and Chemical Weapons Conventions, it provides policy proposals to deal with gaps and shortcomings in each prohibition regime individually, and then addresses the widening gap between them.
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Unfinished Business

Why International Negotiations Fail

Author: Guy Olivier Faure

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820343153

Category: Political Science

Page: 451

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Most studies of international negotiations take successful talks as their subject. With a few notable exceptions, analysts have paid little attention to negotiations ending in failure. The essays in Unfinished Business show that as much, if not more, can be learned from failed negotiations as from successful negotiations with mediocre outcomes. Failure in this study pertains to a set of negotiating sessions that were convened for the purpose of achieving an agreement but instead broke up in continued disagreement. Seven case studies compose the first part of this volume: the United Nations negotiations on Iraq, the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David in 2000, Iran-European Union negotiations, the Cyprus conflict, the Biological Weapons Convention, the London Conference of 1830–33 on the status of Belgium, and two hostage negotiations (Waco and the Munich Olympics). These case studies provide examples of different types of failed negotiations: bilateral, multilateral, and mediated (or trilateral). The second part of the book analyzes empirical findings from the case studies as causes of failure falling in four categories: actors, structure, strategy, and process. This is an analytical framework recommended by the Processes of International Negotiation, arguably the leading society dedicated to research in this area. The last section of Unfinished Business contains two summarizing chapters that provide broader conclusions—lessons for theory and lessons for practice.
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The Biological Weapons Convention

A Failed Revolution

Author: Jez Littlewood

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754638544

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Littlewood (U. of Southampton) follows the negotiations on the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Protocol from their origins in 1975 to the completion of the Fifth Review Conference in 2002. He analyzes all the major issues and outlines the positions of the key states. Littlewood contends that the BWC has two types of states parties: minimalists,
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PRIF reports

Author: Pamela Jawad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937829371

Category: Peace

Page: 32

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

Author: William Dudley

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737719239

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Presents a collection of cartoons and caricatures, accompanied by background and analysis, about the subject of weapons of mass destruction.
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Bioterror and biowarfare

a beginner's guide

Author: Malcolm Dando

Publisher: Oneworld Pubns Ltd

ISBN: 9781851684472

Category: History

Page: 193

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An introduction to the past, present, and future of bio-warfare by an international security expert draws on a wealth of research to offer insight into such topics as Saddam Hussein's biological weapons program, the potential consequences of large-scale chemical and biological warfare, and the risks posed by terrorists. Original.
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
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Risikogesellschaft

Auf dem Weg in eine andere Moderne

Author: Ulrich Beck

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518750658

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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»Arm an geschichtlichen Katastrophen war dieses Jahrhundert wahrlich nicht: zwei Weltkriege, Auschwitz, Nagasaki, dann Harrisburg und Bhopal, nun Tschernobyl. Das zwingt zur Behutsamkeit der Wortwahl und schärft den Blick für die historischen Besonderheiten. Alles Leid, alle Not, alle Gewalt, die Menschen Menschen zugefügt haben, kannt bisher nur die Kategorien der ›anderen‹ - Juden, Schwarze, Frauen, Asylanten, Dissidenten, Kommunisten usw.«
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Biological Weapons

From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism

Author: Jeanne Guillemin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509170

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Until the events of September 11 and the anthrax attacks of 2001, biological weapons had never been a major public concern in the United States. Today, the possibility of their use by terrorists against Western states looms large as an international security concern. In Biological Weapons, Jeanne Guillemin provides a highly accessible and compelling account of the circumstances under which scientists, soldiers, and statesmen were able to mobilize resources for extensive biological weapons programs and also analyzes why such weapons, targeted against civilians, were never used in a major conflict. This book is essential for understanding the relevance of the historical restraints placed on the use of biological weapons for today's world. It serves as an excellent introduction to the problems biological weapons pose for contemporary policymakers and public officials, particularly in the United States. How can we best deter the use of such weapons? What are the resulting policies of the Department of Homeland Security? How can we constrain proliferation? Jeanne Guillemin wisely points out that these are vitally important questions for all Americans to consider and investigate—all the more so because the development of these weapons has been carried out under a veil of secrecy, with their frightening potential open to exploitation by the media and government. Public awareness through education can help calm fears in today's tension-filled climate and promote constructive political action to reduce the risks of a biological weapons catastrophe. Biological Weapons is required reading for every concerned citizen, government policymaker, public health official, and national security analyst who wants to understand this complex and timely issue.
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Biologen unter Hitler

Vertreibung, Karrieren, Forschung

Author: Ute Deichmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: 20th century

Page: 370

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Warfare Welfare

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of America's Permanent War Economy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597975702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This edited volume reveals how a permanent war economy has made the United States unable to spread democracy abroad and has worsened domestic problems. The editors draw from classical readings in political theory, from primary documents (including key court decisions), and from social science research to analyze such issues as the effect of militarization and combativeness on the everyday lives of Americans. The editors also address the dire connection among banking losses, the housing recession, the welfare/national security state, and the challenge of rebuilding AmericaÆs infrastructure.
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Die Pest

Geschichte des Schwarzen Todes

Author: Klaus Bergdolt

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406689175

Category: History

Page: 127

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Die Pest war über Jahrhunderte eine der schlimmsten Seuchen der Menschheit. Die großen Pandemien dieser Krankheit haben den Lauf der Geschichte beeinflußt. Klaus Bergdolt stellt ihren weltweiten Siegeszug mit den gravierenden sozialen, politischen und mentalitätsgeschichtlichen Folgen dar. Erst spät wurde der Erreger entdeckt, doch auch heute ist die Krankheit noch nicht ganz besiegt.
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S + F

Vierteljahresschrift für Sicherheit und Frieden

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Peace

Page: N.A

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The Fourth Horseman's Scythe

Author: Frank Hibbs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462830275

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 6195

A novel devoted to speculation of what would happen if an incurable disease caused by virus mutation should come into existence on the continent of Africa. The response to such an event in this novel is instant and brave but power hungry men try to take advantage of the horrifying event to gain their goal of world domination. The tale is told by a retired news anchor to his grandchildren a hundred years later on the event of his one hundredth birthday.
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Homo Deus

Eine Geschichte von Morgen

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704026

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.
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