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The leading journal for CBRN defence, countermeasures and analysis of threats worldwide.

Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare (CBNW) is a twice-yearly journal dealing with the full range of measures against CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Weapons and Explosives). It is published by React Media each winter and summer in print and online.

CBNW brings you in-depth articles by internationally recognised experts and the latest breakthroughs by companies and defence departments in new CBRN defence countermeasures. In-depth analysis of CBRNE threats and up-to-date accounts of the technologies, responses, training, and policies to counter these threats make CBNW a world leader in this expanding and rapidly changing field.

Edited by leading CBRNE analyst and author Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI, CBNW is distributed free to defence ministers, procurement officers and first-responder officials worldwide, and at all major defence, CBRN and security trade shows.

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In our May 2018 edition of CBNW we review and assess events so far in the Year of the Chemical Attack – from chlorine and sarin in Syria, to the poisoning of the Skripals by Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury.  Joe Hill details how new decontamination is working in Salisbury and beyond, and Frank G. Rando reports on the disturbing increase in acid attacks in London.  CBNW Deputy Editor David Oliver reviews Russia’s latest developments in NBC force protection, and meets leading CBRN companies Ouvry and Emergent Biosolutions. We devote several features to matters radiological: Steven Pike describes radiation simulation training, Phil Duffy rolls out a new cargo detection system, and Eleanora Pacciani tracks the traffickers while CBNW Editor Andy Oppenheimer rides the Nuclear Highway. Zyg Dembek examines novel flu viruses and Gary Flory looks at how to prevent the next pandemic. Dee Ruelas reviews America’s national alert systems and with eyes fixed on North Korea, Xavier Stewart assesses Kim Jong-Un’s other WMD.

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CBNW Xplosive journal analyses the multiple military and civilian threats caused by the deployment of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and explosives, and presents the evolving countermeasures to deal with them: the latest breakthroughs in equipment and training by companies and first-responder units, and the challenges faced, met and overcome by EOD (Explosives Ordnance Disposal) technicians. Edited by Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI, articles by counter-terrorist and counter-IED experts, EOD technicians and trainers, first-responder officials, high-ranking military officials, and inventors and developers of EOD equipment make CBNW Xplosive an invaluable resource in this ever-changing field.