By Katsuhisa Furukawa, James Revill, Malcolm Dando, Koos van der Bruggen, David B. Sawaya, Benjamin Rusek, Flippa Lentzos, Jonathan B. Tucker, Brian Rappert, Chandr Gould
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We will probably be surprised again by new adversaries who may strike in unexpected ways. ’9 Since the probability and severity of catastrophic events cannot be calculated, the way to avert catastrophes is to have plans to address them already in place and to have exercised for their eventuality – in other words, to maintain an ongoing capability to respond appropriately. For example, in 2001 ‘Dark Winter’ was performed, a scenario depicting a covert smallpox attack in the US. This was an ‘executive level simulation’ set in the National Security Council over 14 days.
Dunworth argues that New Zealands’ need to preserve its natural biological resources is a far more pressing issue than the threat posed by dual-use research or biological weapons. Gould goes further to argue that the association between the term biosecurity and bioterror has resulted in a rejection of the term and a measure of resistance by the scientiﬁc community to dealing with the issues associated with the term. Both, however, demonstrate that rejection of the perception that biological terrorism presents a signiﬁcant risk, has not impacted on state commitment to the BWC, or to fulﬁlment of the requirements of UNSC 1540.
Biosecurity: Origins, Transformations and Practices by Katsuhisa Furukawa, James Revill, Malcolm Dando, Koos van der Bruggen, David B. Sawaya, Benjamin Rusek, Flippa Lentzos, Jonathan B. Tucker, Brian Rappert, Chandr Gould