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Syria Chemical Weapons

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...

Obama's Fecklessness Perpetuates Syrian Bloodshed

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Peter S. Goodman

Obama's indecision and political inclinations reinforced the status quo inside Syria -- terror, bloodshed and the prospect of endless war. If you're Assad and you are willing to employ any means to cling to power, Obama has effectively demonstrated that you can carry on while ignoring the rhetorical threats of outside intervention.

You Can't Wage War on Turbulence

William Hartung | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
William Hartung

Ever since the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria took control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah earlier this month, critics of President Obama's foreign policy have tried to blame this new upsurge of extremist violence on his policies in the region.

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Army Fires Chemical Weapons, Killing 3, Activists Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian activists allied with anti-government rebels alleged early Tuesday that the Syrian Army fired chemical weapons on a Damascus suburb, ...

Syria Lurches From Bad to Worse

Allan Topol | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Allan Topol

At this point, we have no ally in Syria with any strength or credibility. The U.S. has a choice of backing the Islamic Front, which it finds repugnant, or it can acquiesce to Assad's continued rule. Another bad choice. The January peace conference in Switzerland will be a farce if it even occurs.

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

Ignore Saudi and Israeli Goading for a More Muscular U.S. Mideast Policy

Ivan Eland | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

In the cases of both Syria and Iran, the Saudis and Israelis don't really like the progress Obama has made by negotiation, because it ruins their not-so-hidden agenda of inciting the United States to attack, and thus weaken, their regional rivals.

Russia Sends Trucks To Syria To Transport Chemical Arms

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2014 | World

(Adds quote, context) By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Russia has sent 25 armoured trucks and 50 other veh...

Who Unleashed Chemical Weapons in Syria? The UN Won't Say

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Russia said the U.S. deliberately ignored Moscow's study on the Aleppo area attacks. This accusation, without a definitive UN report, left cherry picking journalists and ideologues free to choose an easy version that suited them: a U.S. conspiracy or Russian deceptiveness.

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...

Hunter Stuart

Syria War-Zone Medic Explains Government's New Weapon

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.31.2015 | World

NEW YORK -- The Syrian regime has implemented a new "weapon of war" by targeting health care in many areas of the war-torn country, a British-Syrian d...

U.S. Expects Syrian Stockpile Destroyed Ahead of Schedule (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

The United States expects Syria's chemical weapons to be destroyed "even faster than the very ambitious goal" of June 30 set in the U.S.-Russian agreement reached in Geneva in September, according to top U.S. negotiator Thomas Countryman.

Bianca Bosker

Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

There was something strange about the rockets that landed on Zamalka, a town south of Syria's capital, just after two in the morning on Aug. 21. They ...

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.

Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

Flexing Saudi Muscles

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

For the most part, the Saudi monarchy, discrete and secretive, was willing to let their longtime ally, the United States, take the lead in pursuing a Middle East agenda with which the Saudis generally concurred. All of that has changed within the last year.

Syrian Forces Capture Town Near Chemical Weapons Site

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Syria's armed forces said on Friday they had captured a strategic northern town at the eas...

Syria Destroyed All Of Its Chemical Weapons Facilities, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Syria has destroyed all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an...

Beyond Chemical Weapons: What Next in Syria's Sectarian Civil War?

Simon Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Simon Adams

As the backslapping at the UN abated, the awkward question of what to do about Syria returned.

'Save Us From Death'

Reuters | Oliver Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Mouadamiya under siege for over a year * Residents say "the humanitarian situation is tragic" By Oliver Holmes ...

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.

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Near Chemical Weapons Site

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Syrian air force warplanes bombarded rebel-held targets close to a major chemical weapons ...

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

U.S. Praises Assad For Complying With Chemical Weapons Destruction

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Lesley Wroughton NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Oct 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lauded the start of destruction of chemi...