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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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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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