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IBC Threat Assessment October 2015

This month’s Threat Assessment includes: Green light for OPCW mission to investigate alleged Daesh mustard gas attack in the town of Makhmour in Iraq American poultry...

Living Dangerously: Biodefense vs. Biorisks

"Small mistakes in biosafety could have terrible global consequences" - Thomas Ingelsby, Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh  On May 28, 2015, media...

Singapore CBRN Defense

The Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) is a uniformed organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs whose main role is mitigating...

Devil’s Advocate: Deconstruction of the Iran Deal

Let’s face it: the Iran deal is far from perfect. Even though it significantly reduces the likelihood of an Iranian bomb, it doesn’t preclude...

Fire on the Water: The South China Sea and Nuclear...

"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is...

UXOs and C-IED in Europe: NCT eXplosive Europe debuting in Belgrade

After more than four successful years in Asia, the NCT eXplosive event series debuted this year in Europe. With the participation of I(N)GOs, government...

NCT CBRNe Awards 2015 Nominees announced!

In 2015, we will already celebrate the third edition of the NCT CBRNe Awards – the awards for both the CBRNe industry and I(N)GO...

The Iran Deal – Hope in the Middle East?

This article provides an assessment based on the facts as of 10 September 2015 In July 2015, after more than a decade of back and...

IBC Threat Assessment September 2015

This month’s Threat Assessment includes: New chemical attacks by Daesh in Syria and Iraq revive debate on safe zones and a no-fly zone Expanding MERS-CoV outbreak...

Medical Countermeasure Planning: An Introduction

Imagine the following scenario: a large, high profile sporting event is taking place at an open-air stadium with over 100,000 people in attendance. There...