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Syria Misses Another Chemical Weapons Benchmark Despite 'Significant Progress'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.27.2014 | Home

ISTANBUL -- An informal deadline for Syria to export all of its chemical weapons stocks passed on Sunday with the government having come close -- but ...

This Is The Plan To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 12.18.2013 | Home

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

Israel Should Show Leadership and Ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Most Nobel Use Of Twitter Ever

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology

If you're doing something that warrants winning the Nobel Peace Prize, you're probably a little busy. The people of the Organisation for the Prohibiti...

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...

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 | Home
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.

Syria Chemical Weapons Analysis Could Take 3 Weeks

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | Home

AMSTERDAM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Fully assessing the evidence collected by weapons inspectors investigating last week's alleged chemical weapons attack...

Treat Chemical Weapons Differently From Nuclear Weapons

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 10.30.2013 | Home
Scott Sigmund Gartner

The Obama administration has dug itself a hole in Syria by treating chemical weapons like nuclear weapons. While both are weapons of mass destruction, they are critically different on three key dimensions.