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Weapons as a Public Health Threat

Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons have long posed serious questions to policy makers, states, and the international community at large. Research under this theme brings together multi-disciplinary insights from across King’s College London to engage with questions related to the causes, consequences, and control of the spread of these weapons.

This includes drawing on insights from Security Studies and Health/Medical Sciences to understand the direct and indirect impact of use of these weapons in various settings, to address questions of attribution and to explore mechanisms for accountability when such use occurs. In doing that, this research draws on insights from academics, practitioners, policymakers, and government officials to address some of the key security and societal risks associated with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons.