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Meyer on Syrian Chemical Weapon Disposal

September 10, 2013
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The Canadian International Council's OpenCanada.org has published Dialogue Fellow Paul Meyer's analysis of the Russian proposal for UN-supervised disarmament of Syria's chemical weapon stock:

"International attention has now turned to the U.S.-Russian proposal for a transfer of Syria’s chemical weapons to international control and its adherence to the CWC as part of a process for the verified destruction of these stocks. This proposal is a welcome diplomatic initiative and a reminder that here, as with other aspects of Syria’s terrible civil war, military solutions are not the only ones available.  If this proposal is to be viable however it will need not only the cooperation of the Assad regime, but also the purposeful involvement of the United Nations and relevant specialized agencies."

Read the full article here.