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Intelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

Authors: Walsh, Patrick F.

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  • Asks: what role should intelligence play in the prevention, detection, disruption and containment of contemporary and emerging biothreats?
  • ​Explores how intelligence can bring in other disciplines to help it understand bio-threats and risks, for example using epidemiologists, researchers and forensic specialists 
  • Examines how intelligence assets can prevent and manage biosecurity threats
  • Speaks accessibly to intelligence analysts in particular and to those studying to become intelligence analysts
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About this book

This book explores how potential bio-threats and risks may evolve post 9/11 given the rapid changes in biotechnology and synthetic biology. It also explores what role intelligence communities can play in understanding threats and risks. It argues that although bio-threats and risks are largely low probability and high impact in nature, intelligence in ‘Five Eyes’ countries remain insufficiently prepared to understand them. This book identifies key areas where intelligence reforms need to take place including a more strategic and systematic collaboration between national security/law enforcement intelligence and the scientific community. It is aimed at intelligence analysts, those in the scientific community working on health security threats, policy makers and researchers working on biosecurity and bioterrorism threats and risks.

About the authors

Patrick F. Walsh is a former intelligence analyst and has worked in Australia’s national security and law enforcement environments. He is Associate Professor in Intelligence and Security Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Reviews

“This book would be an excellent summary for readers wanting to get an overview of the critical issues, and it would be an excellent textbook for course work in this field. For a generalist in the IC, it may provide new information.” (Margaret S. Marangione, International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, Vol. 32 (3), 2019)

“Walsh provides clear organizational sections within in each chapter so that readers can choose to pass or skip ahead to other sections if desired. The way the book is organized is pitched nicely to newbies as well as those more seasoned in intelligence and biosecurity – and it helps build the connectors between those in intelligence and those in the biological sciences/biosecurity.” (Kathleen M. Vogel, Intelligence and National Security, May 28, 2019)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 26,74 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51700-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover 34,31 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51699-2
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  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51700-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51700-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-51699-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 300
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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