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.
At American University, in Washington, DC, I regularly offer courses on the countering of CBRN weapons, chiefly focusing on chemical weapons. The courses are offered to both science and non-science majors. Depending on the targeted audience, they combine to different degrees science, history, and arms control policy.
The Twitter Corner. By collecting and categorizing our Twitter activity, the Twitter Corner is intended to provide updates and relevant information to all those generally interested in CBRN, in particular my students.
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