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“Bio-Hybrid Threats and Strategic Biosecurity in the Age of Bio-Globalization: The Case Study of Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism”

Athanasios Ilias Bozinis1,2
  • 1 Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • 2 Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Italy

Abstract

The end of the Cold War and the expansion of globalization to most of the planet has brought about significant changes in the field of International Relations. National economies are more interdependent than ever, the threat of global nuclear war has now decreased significantly and new technologies currently form the cornerstone of world growth, while at the same time changing the conduct of armed conflict. This study, with the use of a methodological research tool called “Contemporary Narrative” attempts to analyze the contemporary problems resulting from the possible use of new technologies as weapons of mass destruction and more specifically, the strategic use of modern biological weapons as part of “Bio-Hybrid Threats”. The initial historical overview of the use of biological weapons is followed by an analysis of modern global technological-biotechnological developments within the context of global bioterrorism.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 19 No. 1, 2022, 1-5

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2022.1.5

Submitted On: 3 August 2021 Published On: 31 January 2022

How to Cite: Bozinis, A. I. (2022). “Bio-Hybrid Threats and Strategic Biosecurity in the Age of Bio-Globalization: The Case Study of Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism”. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 19(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2022.1.5

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Keywords

  • International System
  • Globalization
  • Bio-Hybrid Threats
  • Bioweapons
  • Strategic Biosecurity