Intelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

  • Patrick F. Walsh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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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.


bioterrorism intelligence political science political violence terrorism bio-threat

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick F. Walsh
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  1. 1.Australian Graduate School of Policing and SecurityCharles Sturt UniversityManlyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-51699-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-51700-5
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