Martin Furmanski

Articles by Martin Furmanski

30 March 2015

Testing Bioweapons: the Catch-22

Since weapons of strategic deterrence would target urban areas, the existence of the "open air factor" would seem to deal a fatal blow to most bioweapon agents as candidate deterrent weapons.

19 March 2015

Bringing a knife to a gunfight: biological weapons as deterrents in a nuclear-armed world

To be a credible strategic deterrent, a weapon needs to offer assured unacceptable damage when used in retaliation against an enemy’s attack. Nuclear weapons are credible. Biological weapons, not so much.

18 March 2015

The winter-safe deterrence debate

Gregory D. KoblentzGigi Kwik GronvallBrett EdwardsMartin Furmanski Sonia Ben Ouagrham-GormleySeth Baum

A debate on the notion of nuclear winter-safe deterrence

31 March 2014

Threatened pandemics and laboratory escapes: Self-fulfilling prophecies

Martin Furmanski

The risk of a manmade pandemic sparked by a laboratory escape is not hypothetical: Many laboratory escapes of high-consequence pathogens have occurred. Ironically, these laboratories were working with pathogens to prevent the very outbreaks they ultimately caused.