n African Security Review - Preventing the spread of biological weapons : editorial

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... E D I T O R I A L On 26 March 2005 it will be 30 years since the entry into force of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BTWC). This is an appropriate juncture to assess how far the world, and Africa in particular, has come in terms of preventing the use of disease as a weapon. In recent years many developed countries have drawn attention to the threat of the use of biological weapons. This attention has, to a great degree, focused on the threat posed by terrorist groups, which may seek to develop and use ..

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