Chemical Weapon Destruction in Russia: Political, Legal, and Technical Aspects

Paperback | June 1, 1999

EditorJohn Hart, Cynthia D. Miller

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A meeting of 30 experts was held in Bonn, Germany, in November 1996 to discuss various aspects of the destruction of chemical weapons in the Russian Federation. This volume, supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and produced in co-operation with the Bonn International Center for Conversion(BICC), reviews the Russian chemical weapon destruction efforts, the factors which have hindered them and the reasons why Russian ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) was postponed until 5 November 1997. The CWC entered into force on 29 April 1997, and the volume describes theeffect it has had thus far on Russia's chemical weapon destruction efforts. Information is also provided on CWC destruction requirements; Russia's chemical weapon destruction legislation, technologies and programme; foreign assistance to Russia; and Russia's choice of destruction technologies. SIPRI is an independent international institute for research into problems of peace and conflict, especially those of arms control and disarmament. It was established in 1966 to commemorate Sweden's 150 years of unbroken peace. SIPRI Chemical and Biological Warfare Studies is a series of occasional papers intended primarily for specialists in the field of CBW arms control and for people engaged in other areas of international relations or security affairs whose work could benefit from a deeper understanding of particularCBW matters. The papers originate in studies commissioned by SIPRI as input for subsequent non-specialist SIPRI publications Governing Board: Daniel Tarschys (Sweden); Oscar Aris Sanchez (Costa Rica); Marrack Goulding (UK); Ryukichi Imai (Japan); Catherine Kelleher (USA); Marjatta Rautio (Finland); Lothar Ruhl (Germany); Abdullah Toukan (Jordan); Adam Daniel Rotfeld (Poland). The BICC is an international research institute and clearing house focusing on conversion and disarmament.

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A meeting of 30 experts was held in Bonn, Germany, in November 1996 to discuss various aspects of the destruction of chemical weapons in the Russian Federation. This volume, supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and produced in co-operation with the Bonn International Center for Conversion(BICC), reviews the Russian chemical weapon de...

Cynthia D. Miller is at Bonn International Center for Conversion, Germany.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Effects of Chemical Warfare: A Selective Review and Bibliography of British State Papers by Andy Thomas2. Chemical Warfare Arms Control: A Framework for Considering Policy Alternatives by Julian Perry Robinson3. The Detoxification and Natural Degradation of Chemical Warfare Agents by Ralf Trapp4. The Chemical Industry and the Projected Chemical Weapons Convention: Proceedings of a SIPRI/Pugwash Confernce, Vol. I5. TheChemical Industry and the Projected Chemical Weapons Convention: Proceedings of a SIPRI/Pugwash Confernce, Vol. II6. Chemical and Biological Warfare Developments: 1985 by Julian Perry Robinson7. Chemical Weapon Free Zones? edited by Ralf Trapp8. International Organization for Chemical Disarmament by Nicholas A. Sims9. Non-Production by Industry of Chemical-Warfare Agents: Technical Verification Under a Chemical Weapons Convention edited by S. J. Lundin10. Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention by Confidence-Building Measures edited by Erhard Geissler11. National Implimentation of the Future Chemical Weapons Convention edited by Thomas Stock and Ronald Sutherland12. Views on Possible Verification Measures for the Biological Weapons Convention edited by S. J. Lundin13. Verification of Dual-use Chemicals Under the Chemical Weapons Convention: The Case of Thiodiglycol edited by S. J. Lundin14. Verification Under the Chemical Weapons Convention: On-Site Inspection in Chemical Industry Facilities by Ralf Trapp15. Control of Dual-Threat Agents: The Vaccines for Peace Programme edited by Erhard Geissler and John P. Woodall16. The Challenge of Old Chemical Munitions and Toxic Armament Wastes edited by Thomas Stock and Karlheinz Lohs17. Chemical Weapon Destruction in Russia: Political, Legal and Technical Aspects edited by John Hart and Cynthia D. Miller

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`some of the chapters (particularly those by Kalinina, Khripunov and Smithson) provide a valuable account of the legal and institutional problems which Russia has encountered in establishing a framework for CW destruction and will be read with interest by students of security issues'Derek Averre, ? journal?