The scope, strengths, and weaknesses of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
Biological weapons are subject to the strongest ban among weapons of mass destruction under international law. The main legal instrument addressing biological weapons, the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), essentially bans the weaponization of biology.
Implications for NATO of a ban on nuclear weapons
As a matter of international law, there is no barrier to NATO member states’ adherence to a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Concerns about the political implications of such a treaty for NATO ignore historical variations in member state military policy and underestimate the value of a ban on nuclear weapons for promoting NATO’s ultimate aim: the security of its member states.
Reasons for and against the United Kingdom’s nuclear renewal