International Security & Foreign Policy

Understanding the Future of Biological Weapons and Addressing the Threat in a Post-COVID-19 World

Grant Year: 2021


Andrew Weber and Christine Parthemore will examine how the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic may affect views on the utility of offensive biological weapons programs for the purposes of geopolitical competition, deterrence, or warfighting. They will field a survey of experts, organize three workshops to develop policy scenarios, and conduct additional workshops to identify policy solutions. The project’s findings will be published in a report.

Council on Strategic Risks International Security & Foreign Policy

$50,000