Chemical and Biological Threats

Our work on chemical and biological threats shines a light on underexplored challenges from unconventional weapons of mass destruction.

OPCW in the field

Chemical and biological weapons pose a threat to international security. Their possession and use is prohibited by international treaties, but some states continue to maintain covert programmes.

Our research on chemical and biological threats explores particular programmes of concern, as well as broader issues facing the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological Weapons Convention.

OPCW in the field

North Korea’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Capabilities

Assessing North Korea’s Chemical Weapons Capability

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