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By Region: Asia/Pacific

Op-Ed – Biological Weapons Convention: Building Bridges Between Public Health and Security

Dana Perkins, PhD Chief of the Biological Weapons Nonproliferation and Counterterrorism Branch, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  DISCLAIMER The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, official policy or position  Read More »

Op-Ed — The International Federation of Biosafety Associations: A Stakeholder in the BTWC

Maureen Ellis Co-Chair, International Federation of Biosafety Associations 605-170 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5V5 Email: The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) is a global community of research scientists, biosafety professionals, laboratory personnel, NGOs, academics and policy makers from around the world who recognize that biosafety and biosecurity are important elements  Read More »

Op-Ed – Making Anthrax

Kathleen Vogel, PhD Associate Professor of Peace Studies and Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University “The men and women of the [former Soviet] nuclear, chemical and biological institutes don’t carry automatic weapons in their hands, they possess the knowledge and the ability to develop weapons that could kill millions.”1 —Senator Richard Lugar, 1998    Read More »

Op-Ed – More BTWC Education Needed for Life Scientists

Judi Sture, PhD, BSc (Hons) is a member of Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC) and Head of the Graduate School of the University of Bradford, UK. Masamichi Minehata, PhD, MA, is a Research Fellow with Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC) and has recently completed a Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) Fellowship with the Pacific Forum: Centre  Read More »