Bioweapons treaty in disarray as US blocks plans for verification
- Neither trust nor verify, says U.S. Meier, Oliver // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p19
Reports on the result of an international conference on bioweapons treaty verification protocol in August, 2001. Issue over the United State's (U.S.) rejection of the draft text; Reason of the U.S. for rejecting the treaty; Flaw of the bioweapons treaty.
- Is a Strong, Workable Biological Weapons Convention Feasible? Kenyon, Ian R. // UN Chronicle;2000, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p18
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- Unleash the bugs of war. MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist;05/12/2001, Vol. 170 Issue 2290, p4
Reports on the plan of the United States (U.S.) government to demolish another international arms-control agreement. Status of the negotiation regarding the mechanism for policing the 1972 treaty banning biological weapons; Stand of the U.S. government on the arms control agreement; Reasons the...
- Easy to build, hard to detect: How to track biological arms? Olson, Elizabeth // Christian Science Monitor;2/20/98, Vol. 90 Issue 59, p7
Reports on efforts to strengthen the 1972 ban on the development, production and stockpiling of biological weapons in 1998. The challenges posed by the lack of a monitoring/enforcing agency for the ban; Number of countries like Iraq that are suspected to have biologicals; How biological warfare...
- Strengthening BWC prevention of state-sponsored bioweapons. Kelle, Alexander; Nixdorff, Kathryn; Dando, Malcolm // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jan2010, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p18
The BWC needs to return to its core business: preventing state-level bioweapon programs. Enhancing the regime toward this end will also hinder the trickle down of bioweapon technologies to sub-state actors and individuals.
- Bioweapons treaty under threat. Butler, Declan // Nature;10/18/2001, Vol. 413 Issue 6857, p657
Focuses on the impact of bioterrorism concerns on the implementation of the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. Veto on a proposed verification protocol by the United States; Response of other delegates; Need for the participants to reach consensus.
- The patent regime and implementing Article X of the BTWC: Some reflections. Dhar, Biswajit; Chaturvedi, Sachin // Politics & the Life Sciences;Mar99, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p103
Focuses on the transfer of biotechnologies under Article X of the Biological Weapons Convention. Principal elements of Article X; Requirements of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; Impact of the increase in the monopoly control of owners of technology.
- Assessing the challenges of biological weaponry in the late 1990s. Falk, Richard // Politics & the Life Sciences;Mar99, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p112
Assesses the challenges posed by biological weapons in the changing world public order, specifically the assertion of sovereign rights to make decisions about such weaponry. Concept of nonexplosive warfare; Verification mechanism for the Biological Weapons Convention; Uneven renunciation of...
- Germs ON THE LOOSE. Choffnes, Eileen // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar/Apr2001, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p57
Focuses on the environmental threats posed by biological weapon test sites worldwide. Sponsorship of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention by the United States (U.S.) in 1969; Biological weapon testing sites in the former Soviet Union and Great Britain; Environmental remediation...