patrickbook8In 2019, RIEAS presented a book titled on “Intelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism” written by Patrick F. Walsh, a former intelligence analyst who has worked in Australia’s National Security and Law Enforcement. Dr. John M Nomikos met Mr. Patrick F. Walsh in an international conference in Europe. The second chapter of the book focuses on “The Biosecurity Threat Environment” (pages: 21 -57). On page 35, Mr. Patrick F. Walsh emphasizes on “Emerging Biosecurity Threats (2018-2023). The book is a “must” for any analyst, scholar who focuses his/her research on Biosecurity Threat Environment. His 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. Read more