Dissuading Biological Weapons Proliferation

@article{OuagrhamGormley2013DissuadingBW,
  title={Dissuading Biological Weapons Proliferation},
  author={Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley},
  journal={Contemporary Security Policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={34},
  pages={473 - 500}
}
The terrorist and anthrax attacks of 2001 spurred many countries to raise defences against a possible biological weapon attack, and potentially dissuade state and non-state actors from developing these weapons. Yet these programmes' dissuasive value – creating strong barriers to entry – has never been analysed. This article argues that current biodefence efforts are counterproductive and more persuasive than dissuasive, because they rest on a biological threat narrative that emphasizes the… Expand
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