Biological Threats In The 21st Century: The Politics, People, Science And Historical Roots

Biological Threats In The 21st Century: The Politics, People, Science And Historical Roots


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Biological Threats In The 21st Century: The Politics, People, Science And Historical Roots by Filippa Lentzos

Biological Threats in the 21st Century offers a fresh understanding of contemporary biological threats to national security. Readers are introduced to the politics, people, science and historical roots of contemporary biological threats through up-to-date, rigorous and accessible chapters written by leading academics and supplemented by expert point-of-view contributions and interviews.The book will provide inspiration and resources for students and researchers, as well as policy makers in government, the public policy sector and the wider community. It is particularly pertinent for those interested in biological disarmament, non-proliferation, counterterrorism and health security.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783269471
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 500
Sales rank: 936,571
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

About the Authors xv

List of Common Abbreviations xxxiii

Photograph Sources and Descriptions xxxv

Chapter 1 Editor's Introduction: The Politics, People, Science and Historical Roots Filippa Lentzos 1

Chapter 2 Crossing the Normative Barrier: Japan's Biological Warfare in China in World War II Jeanne Guillemin 17

Section I Past Proliferators 41

Chapter 3 The British, United States and Canadian Biological Warfare Programs Brian Balmer John Ellis van Gourtland Moon 43

Point of View: Open-Air Biowarfare Testing: American and British Experiences Leonard A. Cole 68

Chapter 4 The Soviet Biological Warfare Program Jens H. Kuhn Milton Leitenberg 79

Point of View: Life Inside the Soviet Bioweapons Program Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley 103

Chapter 5 The Iraqi Biological Warfare Program Tim Trevan 113

Point of View: Hunting Saddam's Biological Weapons: A First-Hand Account Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack 130

Chapter 6 The South African Biological Warfare Program Alastair Hay 137

Point of View: Open Secrets: 'Truth Telling' and Transitional Justice in Revealing Biowarfare Programs Chandré Gould 159

Section II Bioweapons in Today's Context 169

Chapter 7 RISE, the Rajneeshees, Aum Shinrikyo and Bruce Ivins W. Seth Carus 171

Point of View: Inside the Mind of a Bioterrorist Toby Ewin 198

Chapter 8 Aftershocks of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks Kathleen M. Vogel 211

Point of View: The Threat of Misuse Gigi Kwik Gronvall 238

Chapter 9 Searching for Cures or Creating Pandemics in the Lab? Nancy D. Connell Brian Rappert 245

Point of View: Dangerous Life Sciences Research David K. Franz 265

Chapter 10 Ebola: From Public Health Crisis to National Security Threat Nicholas G. Evans 277

Point of View: Building a Sustainable Biodefense Industry Jacob Thorup Cohn 293

Chapter 11 Quandaries in Contemporary Biodefense Research Gregory D. Koblentz 303

Section III Disarmament and Non-Proliferation 329

Chapter 12 The Traditional Tools of Biological Arms Control and Disarmament Marie Isabelle Chewier Alex Spelling 331

Witness Seminar: Origins of the Biological Weapons Convention Jeanne Guillemin Matthew Meselson Julian Perry Robinson Nicholas Sims 357

Interview: Unconventional Weapons and Activist Scientists Steven Rose Filippa Lentzos 385

Point of View: Responsible Science: Strategies for Engaging Key Stakeholders Jo L. Husbands 396

Interview: International Security and Counter-Terrorism Trevor Smith Filippa Lentzos 404

Point of View: The Front Lines of Biological Weapons Non-Proliferation Melissa Finley Jennifer Gaudioso 417

Roundtable: The Future of Biothreat Governance Iris Hunger Jez Littlewood Caitriona McLeish Piers Millett Ralf Trapp 425

Index 451

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