Skip to main content
Comment

The social and economic impact of chemical weapons attacks

The use of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) weapons by terrorists has long been considered a credible danger. For a long time, it was difficult to draw broad conclusions from the relatively rare occurrences of such acts using CBRN materials. The Tokyo subway incident (1995), the Anthrax incidents in the USA (2001), the Litvinenko poisoning (2006), and the Salisbury nerve agent incidents (2018) give us some basis to draw broader conclusions as to the overall impact that such events have on communities and society.

Comment

“Military grade” nerve agent – what does it mean?

The phrase “military grade” keeps coming up when talking about chemical warfare materials. The last few years have seen repeated use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, where the vast majority of instances are war crimes committed by the Syrian state, as well as the unfortunate acts of Russian chemical terrorism in and around Salisbury in England.

Subscribe to Novichok