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Biosecurity in Putin's Russia - by Raymond A. Zilinskas & Philippe Mauger (Hardcover)

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This volume examines the Putin administration’s views on the use of biosciences and biotechnology for civilian and military purposes, as well as what activities it has launched in these fields, specific activities of concern, the steps Russia could take to improve transparency, and the state of its civilian life sciences research and commercial biotechnology sectors, with an emphasis on specific programs in the past involving cooperation or co-publication with the West. It evaluates the Ministry of Defense’s designs for biology through a systematic assessment of Russian governmental doctrine and activities related to biodefense and high-technology weapons, and analyzes the Putin administration’s plans for biotechnology. It discusses the history of the Soviet biological warfare program; Russian government military planning and Ministry of Defense doctrine regarding biodefense or high-technology weapons, with an emphasis on the 2008-2016 period and the changing official beliefs; the Russian biodefense and high-technology weapons planning and acquisition institute networks; and the state of current broader socioeconomic and international diplomatic environments that enable or hinder the administration or the Ministry of Defense if they seek to weaponize the life sciences, including the health and governmental independence of Russia’s civilian biotechnology sector since 2005 and Russia’s activities in the international sphere, comparing Russian internal assessments of foreign Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention compliance against its official declarations and activities at the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention meetings and the content of relevant Russian disinformation campaigns. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 385
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Biotechnology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Author: Raymond A. Zilinskas & Philippe Mauger
Language: English
Street Date: January 25, 2018
TCIN: 53149668
UPC: 9781626376984
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-8643
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