Category Archives: Biological and Chemical Weapons

Removal of Syrian Chemical Weapons Arsenal A Breakthrough, Yet There Is More To Be Done

Statement of Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association Ten months ago, the government of Bashar al-Assad launched a horrific Sarin gas attack that killed over 1,000 civilians on the outskirts of Damascus. The August 21 attack prompted the … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead, April 27-May 3: NPT Prep Com Opens; Syria CW Deadline; Deep Cuts Commission Releases Report

The following are some of the key arms control dates and developments to watch in the coming week. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing to ACA’s monthly journal Arms Control Today, which … Continue reading

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Week Ahead Feb. 17-21: Iran Nuclear Talks Resume; OPCW Meets on Syria; Will the U.S. Join Mine Ban Treaty?

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming days, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead Jan 6-12: Iran Nuclear Talks, Syria CW Destruction, Congress’ B61 Decision

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming days, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing … Continue reading

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Who Will Be the 2013 Arms Control Person of the Year? Vote Now.

Okay folks. It is that time of the year. The sun is low in the northern hemisphere; holiday-driven shopping is in full swing; Congress has finally left Washington DC at peace; you are drinking more eggnog than you should; NORAD … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead Dec. 8-14: Iran-IAEA talks; Iran-P5+1 talks; the OPCW and Syria

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming days, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing … Continue reading

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Syria CW Elimination Mission Enters New and Challenging Phase

By Daryl G. Kimball (The Hague, Netherlands) — This week diplomats from the member states of the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention met for four days at the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for their 18th … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead Dec. 2-8: OPCW States Gather; IAEA expands work in Iran

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming days, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead Nov. 12-15: Iran Talks Continue; Syrian CW Plan; Senate Debates Defense

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming week, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. (Send your suggestions for events to be covered here.) – the Editors at Arms … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead October 7-12: OPCW in Syria; UN Debates Disarmament; Iran Talks

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming week, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. (Send your suggestions for events to be covered here.) – Jefferson Morley, Senior Editorial Consultant, Arms Control Today. … Continue reading

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