Biological Warfare

Bashar al-Assad Is Waging Biological War—By Neglect

Syrian patients receiving treatment in a basement-turned-clinic in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, on March 16, 2017. (SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Article initially published by Foreign Policy on October 24, 2018 and written...

Who isn’t equipped for a pandemic or bioterror attack? The WHO

Article initially published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist on June 20, 2016 and written by Annie Sparrow Business and politics have always influenced international efforts to solve public health problems. Unfortunately that remains as true in the era of...

Poison Gas

Imperial War Museum, London John Singer Sargent: Gassed, 1919 Reply by Annie Sparrow written in response to a comment made by William Van der Kloot on Syria: Death from Assad’s Chlorine from the May 7, 2015 issue initially published in The New York Review on June...

Syria: Death from Assad’s Chlorine

Mass graves for the hundreds of civilians who died in sarin attacks on the Syrian town of Zamalka in eastern Ghouta in August 2013. After the attacks the Syrian government, under the threat of US military retaliation, agreed to the elimination of its chemical weapons...

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