Countering the Threats from Small-Scale Chemical and Biological Weapons

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A conversation with Dan Kaszeta and Professor David Crouch on countering the threats of and future trajectories in small-scale chemical and biological weapons production.

The general emphasis in arms control and non-proliferation debates has rightly been on the threat of chemical and biological materials as weapons of warfare. However, the threat of such materials being used in situations other than war, such as terrorist attacks and assassinations, is clear.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Dan Kaszeta and Professor David Crouch will explore the scientific and technical trends in small-scale chemical and biological weapons production. The speakers will also provide key recommendations for policymakers on how to address the problem.

The webinar will be moderated by Cristina Varriale, Research Fellow in Proliferation and Nuclear Policy at RUSI. 

Small-Scale Chemical and Biological Production: Current Threats and Future Trajectories


  • Dan Kaszeta

    Dan Kaszeta has decades of experience protecting against chemical and biological weapons. An Associate Fellow of RUSI, he has held positions in the US Army, the White House Military Office, the US Secret Service, and private industry.

  • Professor David Crouch

    Professor David Crouch has an extensive background in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) remediation processes and technologies, having worked with numerous international agencies and the private sector. He is a Senior Associate Fellow of RUSI and a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University.

How to attend

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To take part, you must pre-register no later than 7 March using the ‘Register Now’ button. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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