The Shortcomings of Indeterminacy in Arms Control Regimes: The Case of the Biological Weapons Convention

@article{Beard2007TheSO,
  title={The Shortcomings of Indeterminacy in Arms Control Regimes: The Case of the Biological Weapons Convention},
  author={Jack M. Beard},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  year={2007},
  volume={101},
  pages={271 - 321}
}
  • Jack M. Beard
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Political Science
  • American Journal of International Law
In 1972 a historic attempt to create the world’s first international legal regime banning the development and possession of an entire class of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) culminated in the conclusion of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Crippled by key compromises made by the great powers in pursuit of various self-interested security objectives in the context of the Cold War, the Convention is fundamentally flawed. Although the BWC purports to oudaw the development and possession… 
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