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By Patrick Norén With recorded corrosive substance attacks growing considerably in the 2010s, peaking in 2017, seeing a 69% rise from 2021 to 2022, and then seeing a further 75% rise in 2023, the United Kingdom has...
By Shai Arbel Throughout 2022, 2023, and into 2024, Russia has been frequently accused of using riot control agents (RCAs) against Ukrainian forces during its ongoing full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The use of such agents is banned...

Satan’s Bugs: Addressing Challenges in Emerging Biohazards

By Frank Rando From socioeconomic disparities to population management in an epidemiological emergency, Frank Rando discusses the greatest challenges facing global health security in the...

Acciones de Protección: Accidente Químico en Joinville, Brasil

Por Col. Alexandre Vasconcelos El Col. Alexandre Vasconcelos presenta las principales acciones realizadas por las agencias brasileñas, especialmente en el estado de Santa Catarina, después...

OPCW News June 2024

OPCW Director-General meets with U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Deterrence, and Stability The discussion highlighted the importance of upholding the norm against chemical...

We Cannot Afford a Nuclear War: Are We Ready?

By BG (Ret.) William King Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) National Security threats and the consequences posed by nuclear or radiological events remain as real...

Navigating the Intersection of AI and CBRN Threats

By Michele Mignogna & Giovanni Tricco The world must be prepared for when artificial intelligence and CBRN threats converge, argue Michele Mignogna and Giovanni Tricco. Artificial...

Drones and Battlefield 4.0: Decontamination Capabilities Need to be Adapted

By Yves Kovalevsky The world is seeing a marked resurgence in disinhibited power relationships that are being played out either openly or surreptitiously in all kinds of spaces, including in the information and cyber spaces. Constant new developments in forms...

Greening Mine Action in Armenia

By Vaghinak Sargsyan Director of the Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise, Vaghinak Sargsyan, outlines recent initiatives and successes in mine action in Armenia. Landmine and explosive...

Hot Medicine: CBRN Medical Capabilities in the Trenches

By Frank Rando Frank Rando outlines the most important aspects of medical countermeasure care in a live CBRN battlefield. From the time of the Napoleonic surgeon...

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s CBRN Response

By Col. Takao Yoshizawa Col. Takao Yoshizawa recalls historical CBRN events in Japan and discusses the structure and work of the country’s main CBRN response...

Landmark NCT Europe 2024 and PRO Challenge Event Takes Place in Zagreb, Croatia

By NCT Consultants The 11th edition of Europe's biggest CBRNe conference and exhibition - NCT Europe - has for the first time seen its integration...

OPCW News May 2024

First responders from English-speaking African countries enhance chemical emergency preparedness Training delivered under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention assists English-speaking OPCW Member States...

Fortaleciendo la Bioseguridad y Biocustodia en Argentina

Por Dr. Aldo Javier Cáceres Ruiz Díaz El Dr. Aldo Javier Cáceres Ruiz Díaz discute avances y aplicaciones en el manejo de eventos QBRN en...

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