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Do you agree that scientific advances are reducing technical barriers that earlier limited the potential of biological weapons? Discuss with suitable examples.

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7. Do you agree that scientific advances are reducing technical barriers that earlier limited the potential of biological weapons? Discuss with suitable examples.(250 words)

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Why this question:

March 26 marked the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological Weapons Convention. The anniversary comes as the world is grappling with the Coronavirus pandemic. Thus the question.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the interrelationship between the growing technological advancement with that on the potential promotion of biological weapons.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly discuss what constitute Biological weapons.

Body:

Talk about the scientific advancements the world countries are making.

Then move onto discuss – The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), which is a legally binding treaty that outlaws biological arms.

Discuss the nuances of biological weapons; the concerns associated and what needs to be done.

Conclusion:

Conclude that all countries should reaffirm their unequivocal rejection of the use of disease as a weapon with due international cooperation.