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Global WMD Risks Are Rising. It’s Time to Do Something About It
June 14, 2019

Global WMD Risks Are Rising. It’s Time to Do Something About It

By James Revill, John Borrie, and Augusta Cohen
Treaties to control chemical, biological and nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are at risk.

What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
April 08, 2017

What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?

By Catherine Putz
A look at what China, Indonesia, Australia, and other Asian states had to say about the strike.
Kim Jong-nam's Assassins in Malaysia Used VX Nerve Agent. That's a Big Deal.
February 24, 2017

Kim Jong-nam's Assassins in Malaysia Used VX Nerve Agent. That's a Big Deal.

By Ankit Panda
Malaysian authorities confirm Kim Jong-nam was killed by the VX nerve agent.

Did a North Korean Chemical Weapons Expert Actually Defect to Europe?
July 10, 2015

Did a North Korean Chemical Weapons Expert Actually Defect to Europe?

By John Power
Amid media furor, there is little evidence for the defection of a North Korean chemical weapons expert.

Does Syria Hold Lessons for North Korea?
October 07, 2013

Does Syria Hold Lessons for North Korea?

Of course there are differences, but could a Syria-like trade work on the peninsula?

Do Chemical Weapons Threaten US Extended Deterrence in Asia?
September 13, 2013

Do Chemical Weapons Threaten US Extended Deterrence in Asia?

If the U.S. doesn’t respond to Syria’s chemical weapons use, will its Asian allies doubt its commitment to them?

Chemical Weapons are NOT WMDs
August 31, 2013

Chemical Weapons are NOT WMDs

Chemical weapons are the one type of unconventional weapon with which naval crews can cope.

Obama’s Most Dangerous WMD Precedent in Syria
August 27, 2013

Obama’s Most Dangerous WMD Precedent in Syria

Obama set a dangerous precedent when he called for an investigation into who ordered the chemical weapon attacks in Syria.

Here Come the Missile Carriers
May 04, 2013

Here Come the Missile Carriers

Could aircraft carriers be eclipsed by new technology? We breakdown the top defense and foreign policy articles for your weekend.

Syria, Chemical Weapons and the Burden of Proof
May 03, 2013

Syria, Chemical Weapons and the Burden of Proof

Some see problems with the evidence that many are citing as proof Syria used chemical weapons.

When Did Chemical Weapons Become Red Line For U.S.?
April 27, 2013

When Did Chemical Weapons Become Red Line For U.S.?

The U.S. has never intervened in conflicts because chemical weapons were used. What’s changed?

Friday Flashpoints – Our Weekend Reading List
April 26, 2013

Friday Flashpoints – Our Weekend Reading List

The Diplomat’s Editor selects the top five defense and foreign policy articles for your weekend reading pleasure.

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