Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute

Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute

The Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute was a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research organization established in 1993 to address the challenges to global security and stability in the early 21st century, with a special, but not exclusive focus on the elimination of chemical weapons and biological weapons. It fosters this goal through an innovative program of research, analysis, technical support, training, and education. CBACI's objective was to promote a strategic approach to contemporary national security challenges that fosters the translation of ideas into action.

The Institute emphasized not only issues of immediate national concern but also problems that reflect the dynamics of a new global environment, take shape from the complex interaction of security, science, and technology, and present demanding decision-making challenges to national and international leaders.

The Institute's research program was designed to alert leaders in government, industry, the media, and the scientific community to problems before they became crises, to challenge conventional wisdom in light of new realities, and to promote the integration of diverse perspectives into decision options that effectively balance competing interests. CBACI attempted to stress studies and analyses whose hallmarks were their anticipatory nature, action orientation, integrative approach, policy focus, and political realism.

CBACI ceased operations in 2007.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chemical weapon — Chemical weapons Pallets of 155 mm artillery shells containing HD (distilled sulfur mustard agent) at Pueblo Depot Activity (PUDA) chemical weapons storage facility. Blister Agents: (Vesicants) …   Wikipedia

  • Chemical warfare — For other uses, see Chemical warfare (disambiguation). This article forms part of the series Chemical agents Lethal agents Blood agents Cyanogen chloride (CK) …   Wikipedia

  • Arms industry — Workers assemble pistols at the John Inglis munitions plant, Canada, April 1944 The arms industry is a global industry and business which manufactures and sells weapons and military technology and equipment. It comprises government and commercial …   Wikipedia

  • Chemical Corps — Seal of the Chemical Corps The Chemical Corps is the branch of the United States Army tasked with defending against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons. The corps was founded as the Chemical Warfare Service during World …   Wikipedia

  • Biological Weapons Convention — For other uses, see BWC (disambiguation). Biological Weapons Convention Signed April 10, 1972 Location London, Moscow, and Washington, D.C. Effective March 26, 1975 Condition Ratification by 22 states Parties 165 as of October 2011 (Complete… …   Wikipedia

  • Chemical weapons in World War I — A poison gas attack using gas cylinders in World War I. The use of chemical weapons in World War I ranged from disabling chemicals, such as tear gas and the severe mustard gas, to lethal agents like phosgene and chlorine. This chemical warfare… …   Wikipedia

  • Chemical Corps (United States Army) — The Chemical Corps is the branch of the United States Army that defends against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons. Founded as the Chemical Warfare Service in WW1, it became the Chemical Corps in 1946.HistoryEarly… …   Wikipedia

  • Chemical biology — is a scientific discipline spanning the fields of chemistry and biology that involves the application of chemical techniques and tools, often compounds produced through synthetic chemistry, to the study and manipulation of biological systems.… …   Wikipedia

  • Iraq and weapons of mass destruction — This article concerns the Iraqi government s use, possession, and alleged intention of acquiring more types of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during the presidency of Saddam Hussein. During his reign of several decades, he was internationally… …   Wikipedia

  • Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda link allegations timeline — The Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda timeline below list allegations of meetings, all but one now discounted, denied or disproven by the United States Government, between al Qaeda members and members of Saddam Hussein s government, as well as other… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”