Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts FPRI’s Clint Watts Featured in GQ

FPRI’s Clint Watts Featured in GQ

FPRI’s Clint Watts Featured in GQ


In recent months, you may have heard of Novichok: it’s the nerve agent, developed by the Soviet Union in the ‘70s and ’80s, that was used to attack a former Russian spy and recently put a British man in the hospital and killed his partner. Novichok can enter the body through either inhalation or ingestion, and it works rapidly once it’s in: victims can start to exhibit symptoms 30 seconds after Novichok enters the body. Inside the body, Novichok blocks nerves from communicating with muscles; on the outside, pupils shrink before the convulsing and vomiting starts.

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