Category Archives: Chemical Weapons

The Week Ahead Sept. 14-20: Syria UN Report; Planning for International Control; Arab-Israeli Nuclear Politics

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 here.) – Jefferson Morley, Senior Editorial Consultant, Arms Control Today UN Report on … Continue reading

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Putting Syrian Chemical Weapons Under International Control? Some Key Considerations

By Daryl G. Kimball Today, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Russia will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control if such a move would help avert a possible, punitive U.S. cruise missile strike on Syria … Continue reading

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Syria, the Iraq-Iran War, and the CW Taboo

By Greg Thielmann As the international community seeks to craft an appropriate response to the Syrian government’s August 21 use of chemical weapons (CW), ghosts from the Iran-Iraq War haunt the deliberations. As the late Jonathan B. Tucker observed in … Continue reading

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Why Is the Use of Chemical Weapons So Repulsive?

By Daryl G. Kimball There are no international laws against war itself, but there are rules about how wars can and cannot be conducted. Chemical weapons are particularly gruesome, inhumane, and indiscriminate–affecting combatants and noncombatant civilians alike. For these and … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead: August 31- September 6

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 here.) – Jefferson Morley, Senior Editorial Consultant, Arms Control Today UN Inspectors to … Continue reading

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Statement on Chemical Weapons Use in Syria and the International Response

Daryl G. Kimball Executive Director, Arms Control Association August 28, 2013 The deadly war for control of Syria has taken a gruesome turn for the worse with the heinous attack against civilian populations on the outskirts of Damascus on August … Continue reading

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Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Use: What’s Next?

By Daryl G. Kimball, Greg Thielmann, and Kelsey Davenport The U.S. intelligence community “assesses with varying degrees of confidence, that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically, the chemical agent sarin,” according to … Continue reading

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