Category Archives: Syria

Huge Advance in Chemical Weapons Arms Control

By Greg Thielmann It was exactly one year ago that Syrian government forces unleashed poison gas attacks on an opposition-held suburb of Damascus, killing hundreds of innocent civilians. At the time, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad controlled the world’s second largest … Continue reading

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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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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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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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