Tag Archives: Chemical weapons

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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The (Next 2) Week(s) Ahead, May 26-June 6: Syrian CW; Possible Missile Defense Test; IAEA BoG Meeting, and More

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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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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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 Sept. 30-Oct. 4: Iran diplomacy and Syria CW inspections

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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Hard Evidence from the UN Inspectors Point to Assad’s CW Use

By Greg Thielmann and Daryl G. Kimball  The evidence in the United Nations inspectors’ report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria released today — particularly the findings on the munitions and their trajectory – provides additional and substantial … Continue reading

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U.S.-Russian Joint Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

By Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association Today, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached  agreement on a detailed plan for the expeditious accounting, inspection, control, and elimination of Syria’s sizable … Continue reading

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