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This week’s research guide Biological and Chemical Weapons
According to the United Nations biological weapons are complex systems that disseminate disease-causing organisms or toxins to harm or kill humans, animals or plants. They generally comprise two parts, an agent and a delivery device. Almost any disease-causing organism (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, prions or rickettsiae) or toxin (poisons derived from animals, plants or microorganisms, or similar substances [...]Check our Research Guide on Biological and Chemical Weapons
A Justification for Russia’s Intervention?
In the last week Russian military forces have occupied Crimea, the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula where the majority of the population is ethnic Russian and the Russian Black Sea Fleet is deployed in the city of Sevastopol. In the Russian constitution a few articles describe circumstances where a primacy of Russian constitutional law above international law may occur. How does Russia legally justify its intervention? Guest Blog by Anna K. Duszczyk.Read blog
- Robinson, J.P., Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria, Harvard Sussex Program Occasional Paper No. 4, June 2013.
- Sims, N.A., BWC Article V: Under-Reviewed but Ripe for Exploration, Harvard Sussex Program Occasional Paper No. 3, March 2013.
- Becker-Jakob, U., Balanced Minimalism: The Biological Weapons Convention after its 7th Review Conference, PRIF Report No.120, 2013.
- Gerstein, D.M., National Security and Arms Control in the Age of Biotechnology: the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.
- Kelle, A., K. Nixdorff, and M. Dando, Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race, Stanford, Stanford Security Studies, 2012.
- Cole, B., The Changing Face of Terrorism: How Real is the Threat from Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Weapons?, London, I.B.Tauris, 2011.