The Weaponization of Disease in the Yemeni and Syrian Civil Wars

Tarnas, Maia C.


  • Recent trends in the Yemeni and Syrian Civil Wars indicate that an important shift has occurred in conventional warfare as disease itself has become a tactic of war. This thesis proposes the notion of the weaponization of disease, which can indirectly or directly spread disease throughout a country and has an entrenched role as structural violence. The existence of the cholera epidemic in Yemen ... read more
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