Feb. 12, 2021
Biodefense and the return to great-power competition
Dr. Gerald Epstein's latest article in The Nonproliferation Review explores the increased likelihood of the development and potential use of biological weapons by Russia and China. This paper is part of a special issue on chemical and biological warfare that is being published in memory of Raymond A. Zilinskas.
Dec. 9, 2020
The biosecurity benefits of genetic engineering attribution
In a recent volume of Nature Communications, Dr. Gerald Epstein and colleagues examine the biosecurity benefits of genetic engineering attribution. This paper is a policy companion piece to a technical paper, published in the same issue, announcing new results in using machine learning to recognize the source of a genetically engineered DNA.
Strategic Assessment 2020: Into a New Era of Great Power Competition Oct. 26, 2020
Weapons of Mass Destruction, Strategic Deterrence, and Great Power Competition
Mr. Paul Bernstein and others examine the role of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in great power competition in the 2020 Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) Strategic Assessment.
May 7, 2020
Embrace Experimentation in Biosecurity Governance
Dr. Gerald Epstein and colleagues examine the need to rethink biosecurity governance to address changing technical, social, and political environments.