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Cluster Munitions

Cluster Munitions Harm in Syria on Anniversary of the Ban

Mary Wareham | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Mary Wareham

Part of the challenge with documenting the fast-moving war in Syria is that research can become outdated as soon as it's published.

Russian, Syrian Forces Widely Using Cluster Bombs: Rights Group

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.28.2016 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Russian-backed Syrian government’s air campaign against rebels is widely using cluster munitions, banned by more than 100 cou...

U.S. Must Stop Giving Cluster Munitions to Saudis

Mary Wareham | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Mary Wareham

The use of CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons and other banned cluster munitions for the past year in Yemen by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of states has ignited a firestorm of concern.

Why Defend the Indefensible

Mary Wareham | Posted 08.28.2016 | World
Mary Wareham

The U.S. is not a party to the international Convention on Cluster Munitions. But its reluctance to press Saudi Arabia on cluster munition use in Yemen appears to be having an impact on three close allies who are parties to that treaty.

Banks Behaving Badly: Are You Funding Cluster Bombs?

Amy Little | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Amy Little

This week campaigners against cluster munitions are pressing for answers on why any financial institution or bank would choose to be associated with the production of this banned weapon. PAX, a member of the international Cluster Munition Coalition, has released a report revealing the financial institutions backing companies involved in production of cluster munitions.

Syria Joins Chemical Weapons Treaty But Continues Using Banned Cluster Munitions On Civilians

Sarah Blakemore | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Sarah Blakemore

Syria's accession to the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention is a necessary and positive step, but there is still no end in sight to the government's use of other banned weapons, with civilians bearing the brunt of horrific attacks.

Bomblets of Death in Syria

Mary Wareham | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Mary Wareham

In the aftermath of the Syrian government's cluster bomb attacks, there have been further casualties, particularly from bomblets that didn't detonate during the attack but exploded later when handled.

A Soccer Match Against Cluster Munitions And Landmines

Katherine Marshall | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The Oslo Cup was a blend of joyful competition and celebration and a vivid reminder of the purpose: to raise awareness and keep the issue of landmines and cluster munitions alive so that something is done about it.

Obama Administration Needs to Take a Stand on Cluster Bombs

Donald Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donald Steinberg

Cluster munitions are particularly evil weapons. On falling to the ground, these bombs and shells separate into dozens of small bomblets, exploding on the enemy and civilians.

Stigmatizing War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The moral center of humanity slowly asserts itself. Only the most powerful are too afraid to join. You may have missed the news: At the end of May, 1...

The United States of Cluster Bombs

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

The treaty banning cluster munitions would not be seen as undermining "military utility" but instead as a prudent step to stop avoidable civilian deaths and injuries.