Tag Archives: Syria Chemical Weapons

The Next 2 Weeks Ahead, July 30-July 12: P5+1 and Iran Talks Resume; Syria Chem Transfer; Energy and Water Appropriations Votes

The following are some of the key arms control dates and developments to watch over the next fortnight. 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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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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The Week Ahead: Sept 9-13

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 House … 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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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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