Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention confidence-building measures: Toward a cycle of engagement

  title={Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention confidence-building measures: Toward a cycle of engagement},
  author={Filippa Lentzos},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={26 - 33}
  • Filippa Lentzos
  • Published 1 May 2011
  • Political Science
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Central to the compliance structure of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) are the confidence-building measures—the means by which States Parties disclose information annually. Improving this process is one of the key agenda items garnering a great deal of interest among State Parties and non-governmental organizations leading up to the Seventh BWC Review Conference in December. This article considers the challenges of enforcing the measures and the current efforts to strengthen… 
Confidence Building in Cyberspace: A Comparison of Territorial and Weapons-Based Regimes
Abstract : This monograph examines two historic examples of the development of confidence-building measures (CBMs) so as to make recommendations regarding the development of CBMs for cyberspace. The
The Biological Weapons Regime
  • J. Revill
  • Political Science
    Regulating Global Security
  • 2018
This chapter looks at the web of measures in place to prohibit and prevent biological weapons. It argues that theoretically this web most closely resembles a type of “strong global prohibition
Distributive Justice and Treaty Efficiency: Impact of Dual-use Research Restrictions on bwc Implementation
This article evaluates the security value of controls over biotechnology transfers and of new restrictions on the spread of scientific results: to what extent do they improve the implementation of
The Performativity of Constructed Uncertainty: Military Money and Secrecy in Biology
In the fall of 1957, a polished metal sphere, 23 inches in diameter and launched from Soviet soil, began its orbit around the Earth, passing over American skies approximately every 96 minutes and


The Sixth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) gave the future of biological disarmament new hope. It brought the BWC back closer to the core of multilateral efforts to combat
The evolution of biological disarmament
The evolution of the disarmament regime of the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) is described from 1980, when the first BTWC Review Conference was held, until 1998. The author
BWC Confidence Building Measures: Preparing for a comprehensive review of the CBM mechanism at the Seventh BWC Review Conference
Citing this paper Please note that where the full-text provided on King's Research Portal is the Author Accepted Manuscript or Post-Print version this may differ from the final Published version. If
Germs : The Ultimate Weapon
* A sober, frightening yet unforgettable narrative of cutting-edge science and spycraft The atrocities in New York and Washington on 11 September have highlighted as never before the Western world's
Reaching a tipping point: Strengthening the BWC’s confidence-building measures
Federal Funding for Biological Weapons Prevention and Defense, Fiscal Years
  • Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Available at
  • 2001
Preparing for a Comprehensive Review of the CBM Mechanism at the Seventh BWC Review Conference. Workshop series report by the Swiss, Norwegian, and German Ministries of Foreign Affairs, August
  • 2010