• 25th Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention: Launch of new research project

    Kick-off event at Hamburg State Representation in Berlin

    The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is one of the most successful disarmament treaties of all time. Almost all states have signed the agreement, and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical…

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  • Start of a new research project on chemical and biological weapons


    With the suspected use of chemical weapons in Mariupol in the Ukraine, chemical and biological weapons have once again aroused public interest. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)…

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  • Bioweapons in Ukraine? What to make of Russian allegations

    Russia accuses Ukraine of developing chemical and biological weapons and alleges that Kyiv is preparing to use such weapons. Experts of Germany’s leading peace research institutes explain in a joint explanatory piece what risks biological and chemical weapons pose in the Ukraine war and why it is so important to oppose unfounded allegations of noncompliance with international treaties prohibiting chemical weapons and biological weapons.
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