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Combating Terrorism

Activities of the NATO Science Committee
and the Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)

Combating Terrorism through Civil Science

22 Feb 2002 - In the context of counter-terrorism, the Science Programme conducts most related activities under its Panel on Security-Related Civil Science and Technology (SST). This Panel deals with means of reducing the negative effects of military activity and increasing security. It addresses such topics as the detection, verification, disarmament and conversion of NBC and conventional agents and weapons; the protection of populations against CB agents; and the remediation of environmental effects arising from military activity.

NATO-Russia Advanced Research Workshop on Social and Psychological Consequences of Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism
A joint workshop took place at NATO Headquarters between the 25 and 27th March 2002, bringing together international experts from Russia, the NATO countries and other relevant nations to discuss the social and psychological implications of the new terrorism. The workshop generated interest, activity, enthusiasm and no shortage of questions that need to be addressed.
NATO-Russia Scientific Cooperation to Combat Terrorism

On 29 April a special meeting of a Task Force of Russian and NATO country experts and policy-makers was held at NATO Headquarters to examine the potential for NATO-Russia cooperation in scientific studies on combating terrorism.

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