Thesis Title

Dealing With the Threat of Biological Weapons Proliferation From Russia

Author

Beth Kennedy

Date of Graduation

Summer 2001

Degree

Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies

Department

Defense and Strategic Studies

Committee Chair

William Van Cleave

Subject Categories

Defense and Security Studies

Abstract

The possible threat of the spread of biological weapons from the Former Soviet Union, Russia in particular, to other countries has become a focus of international concern. The Soviet Union maintained the largest, most comprehensive biological weapons program in the world. Despite assertions to the contrary, Russia is believed to continue research, development, and production of biological agents and weapons in defiance of international treaties. There is concern that Russian experts in biological agents and weaponry will take their expertise to other nations or to terrorist organizations, and that biological agents or weapons might themselves be transferred, deliberately or unwittingly, from Russia to others. This thesis examines this proliferation problem and reviews the means for dealing with it.

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© Beth Kennedy

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