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Chemical and biological weapons

Military exercise for radiation accidents in Bolsoi Kamen, Russia, 2013
Military exercise for radiation accidents in Bolsoi Kamen, Russia, 2013. Photo: Kovalenko Alexander

Since its establishment, SIPRI has conducted research on technical, institutional and legal aspects of chemical and biological arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament; on historical and current use of chemical weapons; and on biological safety and security issues. Recent research focuses on the Chemical Weapons Convention, emerging technologies, and the security implications of dual-use research and technologies in the life sciences.

Research staff

Dr Sibylle Bauer is Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament.
Dr Ian Anthony is the Director of the European Security Programme.
Dr Filippa Lentzos is an Associate Senior Researcher within the SIPRI Armament and Disarmament Programme.
Kolja Brockmann is a Researcher in the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control programme.