Assessing the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction :

Finney, J.L.

Assessing the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction : The Role of Independent Scientists. - 1 online resource (320 pages) - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series E: Human and Societal Dynamics, v. 61 ; v.v. 61 . - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series E: Human and Societal Dynamics, v. 61 .

Title page -- Foreword -- Contents -- Introduction: Workshop on the Role of Independent Scientists in WMD Threat Assessmen -- Section 1. Institutions, Structures and Mechanisms -- The Role of Independent Scientific Input in NATO -- NATO in the Post Cold War Era: Shift of Strategies -- The Role of Scientists in Verification -- Risk Assessment, Transparency and Democracy: The French College for the Prevention of Technological Risks -- Beyond a Threat Assessment: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Defenses and Other Countermeasures, and Counter-Countermeasures on the Part of the Offense -- Section 2. Chemical and Biological Weapons -- Scientists and Chemical Weapons Policies -- The Chemical Weapons Convention and the Role of Engineers and Scientists -- The Need for WMD Threat Assessment in the Chemical Industry: Plant Site Level -- Monitoring and Opposing the Misuse of Incapacitants - Exploring the Potential Roles for Independent Scientists -- How Deadly Are Non-Lethal Weapons? -- The Role of Scientists in Assessing the Risks of Dual-Use Research in the Life Sciences -- Responsible Stewardship of Advances in Life Sciences Research: Lessons from the Fink and Lemon-Relman Reports -- Dual-Use Biotechnological Research Oversight - An Israeli View -- Best Practices: Advising the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention about Trends in Science and Technology -- Section 3. Nuclear Weapons, Missiles and Missile Defense -- Uranium Enrichment: Guns or Butter? -- Nuclear Terrorism -- Independent Scientists and Ballistic Missile Defense -- The Role of Independent Scientists in Analyzing the Ballistic Missile Threat -- Section 4. NATO's Role in South-Eastern Europe in the Light of WMD -- Threat Assessment Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Process of Croatia's Accession to NATO in the Light of WMD Threat Assessment. A Macedonian View on NATO's Role in South-East Europe in the Light of WMD Threat Assesment -- Section 5. Scientists, Citizens and the Media -- Global Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Responsibility of Scientists -- Including Civil Society into Confidence Building: Protecting Whistleblowers and Societal Verification -- At the Interface Between Policy Makers, the Public and Independent Scientists. A Perspective on the Role of the Media -- Section 6. Concluding Comments -- Concluding Comments on the NATO Advanced Research Workshop: The Role of Independent Scientists in WMD Threat Assessment -- Subject Index -- Author Index.

What exactly is an independent scientist and what threatens their independence? What role do cultural dependencies play within assessments? This title offers a collection of papers delivered at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, which examined the role of independent scientists in assessing WMD threat, by addressing these questions.

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Science and state -- Congresses.;Security, International -- International cooperation -- Congresses.;Weapons of mass destruction -- Government policy -- Congresses.


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