Saving lives – the next time

Saving lives – the next time

Pauline Gareau explains how antidotes and other medical countermeasures are essential to respond speedily to public health emergencies. Whether a terrorist threat, industrial accident or battle zone attack – chemical, biological and nuclear risks are present and...
China: lean and effective

China: lean and effective

Eric Gomez reviews the implications of China’s growing nuclear arsenal. The nuclear aspect of US-China superpower competition is garnering increased attention. China’s longstanding nuclear modernisation effort leapt into the headlines in 2021 with the discovery of...
Russia: upping the ante on NBC

Russia: upping the ante on NBC

CNBW Deputy Editor David Oliver analyses Russia’s NBC training and preparation prior to the invasion of Ukraine. Four days after Russia invaded Ukraine, US officials said that Russian President Putin could employ chemical or biological weapons against Ukrainian forces...
Seeing the unseen threat

Seeing the unseen threat

Dr Jeremy Walker explains how digital mapping and novel visualisation tools can augment the CBRN mission. Traditional CBRN reconnaissance and hazard mitigation missions entail warfighters in burdensome personal protective equipment (PPE) bringing cumbersome equipment...
Chilled to our bones

Chilled to our bones

Seventeen months after the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol building by a mob of supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump, warnings of a possible future insurrection abound. Andy Oppenheimer assesses how future major civil unrest in the United States...
Russian invasion: Chernobyl 2:0?

Russian invasion: Chernobyl 2:0?

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) – the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster –was occupied by Russian forces on the first day of their invasion of Ukraine. The Zaporizhzhia NPP – Europe’s largest NPP – was taken on 4 March. The continuing war poses...