Author Archives: Gunnar Jeremias

About Gunnar Jeremias

Dr Gunnar Jeremias has studied political science, biology, and law and holds a post graduate MSc in Peace and Security Studies and a PhD in political sciences from Hamburg University. Since 2005 he has specialised in biological arms control. Since 2012 he heads the Hamburg Research Group for Biological Arms Control.

The future of confidence building in biological arms control

[Presentation at the civil society event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, 30 March 2015.]

Distinguished representatives, colleagues, let me first stress that I am very honoured to be invited to contribute to this event. May I thank the organisers and sponsors very much,

In the next 15 minutes I would like to draw a picture of possible developments of confidence building in the BWC. To that end I will briefly introduce the term confidence and its sources, and will then mainly concentrate on transparency as one of these sources. Finally I am going to consider the possible involvement of new actors and mechanisms in confidence building. read more