Views on Possible Verification Measures for the Biological Weapons Convention

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorS. J. Lundin

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This is a sequel to Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention by Confidence-Building Measures edited by E. Geissler (OUP/SIPRI 1989). During work on that book, it was felt that there was a need for more concrete discussion of how to provide the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) withuseful verification measures. Since the verification aspects of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) will complement the BWC, and vice versa, it is often argued that the CWC must be finalized before concrete verification measures for the BWC can be addressed. However, it is already rather clearwhat measures will be in effect under the CWC, and this information can be utilized to provide input to the preliminary technical work on verification measures for the BWC. This publication will identify and develop suggestions for verification measures for the BWC, and their possible dual function for verification and confidence-building will also be explored in contributions by ten leading experts in the field.

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This is a sequel to Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention by Confidence-Building Measures edited by E. Geissler (OUP/SIPRI 1989). During work on that book, it was felt that there was a need for more concrete discussion of how to provide the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) withuseful verification measures. Since the veri...

S.J. Lundin is the Head of the Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme at SIPRI.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 11.61 × 8.27 × 0.43 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780198291428

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'Lundin's edited work is one of the few addressing such issues, primarily from a scientific viewpoint, and is required reading for defence and security, as well as arms control, specialists.'Olivia Bosch, University of Southampton, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 3, No. 2, Autumn '92