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Chemical Weapons

Lindsey Graham Praised Obama's Syrian Chemical Weapons' Outcome... Until He Achieved It!

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

What Graham himself called a "terrific outcome" six months ago is now weakness on the part of the president that invited Putin to invade the Ukraine.

Joshua Hersh

Syrian General Defends Delays In Chemical Weapons Turnover

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.05.2014 | World

TARTUS, Syria — A top general in Syria’s army on Saturday rejected criticism of his government’s efforts to hand over its chemical weapons stock...

Russia Claims Syria Will Destroy Chemical Weapons Soon

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Russia said its ally Syria would soon ship more chemical weapons abroad for destruction after being accused of drag...

This Is The Plan To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has finalized its plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpi...

Thanks!

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

It feels unusually fortuitous that Thanksgiving and the beginning of Hanukkah overlap this year.

International Law and Chemical Weapons: Conservative Arguments of Substance

Karen J. Alter | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Karen J. Alter

The real concern is not, however, the Chemical Weapons Convention, a treaty that most Americans like. Rather, the Supreme Court is likely to use the Bond case to pronounce limits on Congress' ability to implement international treaties. The ruling is likely to defend states rights from federal treaty-making encroachment, while limiting the reach of international law in the United States.

For Veterans, Patient Protection and 'Accordable' Care Acts

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

The novel's World War I heroics -- in front-line regimental aid posts, forward dressing stations, casualty-clearing-stations, resuscitation wards, thoracic wards and gas wards -- might just trigger the consciences of those whose policies and strategies have been responsible for turning so many soldiers and marines into patients.

Israel Should Show Leadership and Ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

Israel should demonstrate regional leadership and ratify and implement the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, conditioned on Egyptian adoption and Syrian full compliance.

Nobel Peace Prize to OPCW Rebukes U.S. Unilateralism

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

The fact that the OPCW exists made it possible for the international community to prevent a U.S. attack on Syria, which had seemed inevitable just weeks ago and the likely disastrous consequences that would have followed.

Once Fair Game Plame Delivers Blowback

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

She never wanted to be famous. In fact, her life was to be one in shadows, a double life of secrets and yes, intrigue. The stuff of spy novels. So it makes sense that she's written one of her own entitled Blowback. After all, what's an outed spy to do?

What Syria Could Mean Globally, If We're Bold Enough to Reach for It

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

Syria's chemical weapons are being dismantled because 1,400 civilians were poisoned and the world was rightly outraged. We must not wait for another weapon of mass destruction to be unleashed upon the world before we act with the same urgency.

Sgt. Chuck Hagel Still: Talking with the Defense Secretary

Steve Clemons | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

While Hagel clearly has his views of the world informed in part by a lifetime as a card-carrying Republican, he has shown himself to be the 'quiet do-er,' just getting things done.

Global Chemical Weapons Watchdog Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for its extensive efforts to elimina...

Audacious Barack Obama

Michelle Kraus | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The president has a lot of nerve to actually run the country while the GOP harms millions of people shutting down the U.S. government. The reality is that the press is not helping by paying far too much attention to the ilk of Senator Ted Cruz.

Mission Accomplished? Syria, the Anti-War Movement, and the Spirit of Internationalism

Danny Postel | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Danny Postel

It's hard for me to share the peace movement's triumphalism. Yes, a US military attack was thwarted - good. But is that where the story ends?

Obliterating Chemical Weapons Eliminates both a Silent Killer and a Threat to the Concept of Exclusive State Sovereignty

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

Driven by horrific pictures and statistics and the visceral fear of invisible death, the world's attention focuses on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Where Is the Outrage Crossing These Red Lines?

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We need more outrage about these other Red Lines, the ones hurting our country. Where are the American people? Where is the outrage? We can do better. We are the United States of America -- we must do better.

High Opportunity for Nuclear Disarmament at High-Level Meeting

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Jonathan Granoff

Every nation in the world has been invited to participate at the highest political level in the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament. This has never happened before. We have never been at such a moment of crisis and opportunity.

Russia Slams U.S. Intentions In Syria Chemical Weapons Deal

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday criticised what it said were Western attempts to use a Syrian chemical arms disarmament deal to seek a U....

Guilty! UN Report on Syria Does Not Say What John Kerry Says it Said

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In a court, Kerry's case might be seen as circumstantial at best, certainly not enough for a jury to return a guilty verdict in a murder trial.

Obama's Principled "Red Line" on Syria (Which, By the Way, Worked)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

No good deed goes unpunished, as the French say. Case in point: President Obama's drawing and holding a "red line" against Syrian president Bashar al...

Russia, U.S. to Help Syria Transition Back to Killing Its Population With Regular Weapons

Spencer Green | Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Russian diplomat Leonid Kupetsky says that this is an important step for international diplomacy. "The faster President Assad returns to his normal forms of slaughter, the faster the United States, Russia, and the rest of the world can return to ignoring it."

Some Red Lines Aren't Metaphorical: Rape Is a Prohibited Weapon

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Soraya Chemaly

Rape does not cause mass casualties in isolated, well defined incidents. Rapes do not seep invisibly over borders. Rape is, instead, a normalized aspect of everyday life.

Glenn Beck: Impeach Obama, John McCain

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Glenn Beck railed against President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday for their stance on arming rebels in Syria. One day earl...

UN Remains Right Vehicle to Navigate Next Steps in Syria

Peter Yeo | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
Peter Yeo

With new options on the table to address Syria's chemical weapons crisis, one of our oldest and most relevant foreign policy assets comes properly back into focus: the United Nations.