Twenty-first century perspectives on the Biological Weapon Convention: Continued relevance or toothless paper tiger

@article{Cross2020TwentyfirstCP,
  title={Twenty-first century perspectives on the Biological Weapon Convention: Continued relevance or toothless paper tiger},
  author={Glenn Cross and L. Klotz},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2020},
  volume={76},
  pages={185 - 191}
}
ABSTRACT While the secretary-general of the United Nations has questioned whether the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a gap in global defenses against bioterrorism that a nefarious group may seek to exploit, the reality is that the pandemic has only underscored the folly of biological warfare, a strategy which relies on weapons – viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens – that would indiscriminately wreak havoc on the attacked and the attacker alike. Indeed, most countries in the world are part of… Expand
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