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New treaty challenges global nuclear order

Key Points On 7 July, 122 countries voted to approve a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite a boycott of the negotiations by nuclear-armed states and their allies. The Treaty on the Prohibition of...


Biodefense Headlines – September 10, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including zoonotic influenza and social contagion, increased NIH funding, botulism vaccines, and DHS tracking of public health threats. POLICY, PRACTICES & [Read more]...


Pandora Report 9.8.2017

Happy Friday and welcome to your weekly source for all things biodefense. Got plague? Good news – if you have some live chickens hanging around, you can try this medieval treatment. Defense Against Biological...


Chinese border calm as North Korea ramps up nuclear program

Rising international tensions over Pyongyang’s missile launches and nuclear tests seem a distant concern in the Chinese border city of Dandong, where trucks rumble across the bridge to North Korea and people stroll the...


Why US bases make Okinawa, Guam nuclear ‘targets’

The frequency of activity has increased but the pattern remains predictable: a defiant North Korean missile test followed by provocative war games, then another missile launch, more angry threats and warnings, followed by counter-threats...


Survitec launches ground-breaking SONICS CBRN protection range

Safety solutions provider Survitec is launching its new SONICS Bio Skin and Bio Shell protective suits – designed in conjunction with GORE®, specifically with the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CRBN) market in mind...


Survitec launches new bio skin and bio shell at DSEI

Safety solutions provider Survitec is launching its new SONICS Bio Skin and Bio Shell protective suits – designed in conjunction with GORE with the CBRN market in mind – at DSEI in London next...


Discussing Syria at NCT USA 2017

During the NCT Europe 2017 event in Sonthofen, Germany, which took place from the 27th of June until the 29th of June, military, government and industry stakeholders had a unique chance to exchange thoughts...


What happened in North Korea?

As we all know (at least, those of us who aren’t living under a rock) North Korea recently set off their largest nuclear explosion to date. They claimed that it was a full-blown thermonuclear...


Deterring North Korea: the view from Tokyo

As the tensions in the Asia-Pacific escalate further, the latest nuclear test performed by North Korea on the 4th of September, causing the equivalent of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, renewed international concern over Pyongyang’s...


MSPO 2017: Borsuk infantry fighting vehicle makes its debut

Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) unveiled a Borsuk tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) variant equipped with a ZSSW-30 remote controlled turret at the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO. The vehicle is being developed under the...


THAAD deployment in South Korea ‘completed’, says MND

The temporary deployment of US Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea has been completed, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul. On 7 September US Forces...

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