Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Weapons have the potential to be used as weapons of mass destruction (WMD), hence posing a great threat to national and global security. Notably, beyond state actors, CBRN weapons, chiefly radiological and biological weapons, might also be acquired and used by terrorist organizations. Understanding how they work is key to implement effective countermeasures to protect combatants and civilians and craft successful policy frameworks for their management. This website aims at raising awareness on current issues related to CBRN weapons, chiefly chemical weapons (CWs).

World map with chemical weapons hazard symbol.