NATO Advanced Research Workshop: The Role of Independent Scientists in WMD Threat Assessment

13 – 16 November 2008, Zagreb, Croatia

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Co-Directors Prof. John Finney (London) & Prof. Ivo Slaus (Zagreb) Organized in cooperation with British Pugwash, Croatian Pugwash, and the Institute for International Relations (IMO)

This ARW explored ways in which to ensure that NATO, Partner, and Mediterranean Dialogue countries are maximising the scientific resources available to them, and highlighted ways in which they can take better advantage of the role of independent scientists in threat assessment. Participants in the ARW were leading scientists representing a broad geographical balance, who shared their insights and perspectives in advising governments in various capacities. International experts discussed ways in which to strengthen the advice governments receive on threats posed by nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, drawing on best practices in the field, and lessons learned from Iran, Iraq, and other recent challenges.

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