‘Muddling Through’ in the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

  title={‘Muddling Through’ in the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention},
  author={James Revill},
  journal={International Politics},
  • J. Revill
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
This article looks at power in the origins and evolution of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) with a focus on five episodes in the evolution of biological disarmament. The first is the origins of what some have termed a taboo surrounding poison weapons. The second is the role of different forms of power in the negotiation of the 1925 Geneva Protocol; and, third, is the decision by President Nixon to renounce biological weapons in 1969. The fourth episode is the collapse of… Expand
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