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The Nonproliferation Review

Russia and weapons of mass destruction

Russia and weapons of mass destruction: a virtual special issue of the Nonproliferation Review.

The Washington Post

Why deterring Russian use of chemical weapons is a challenge

There are limits to what the United States and NATO can threaten.

Saddam Hussein and Kurdish areas in the Middle East (Src: Shutterstock)

Saddam Hussein’s gassing of the Kurds: who is accountable for war crimes?

From Saddam’s Iraq to Putin’s Russia, habits of opacity make it hard to definitively assign responsibility for atrocities.

The Conversation

Russia isn’t likely to use chemical weapons in Ukraine – unless Putin grows desperate

There are unconfirmed reports Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine. Syria’s chemical weapons use offers context for this tactic.

OPCW inspectors participate in a chemical weapons field exercise. (Src: opcw.org)

Bringing “Novichok” nerve agents under control

Two experts on chemical-weapons arms control propose a “family-based” approach to addressing the full variety of Novichok nerve agents.

Split screen of destruction of building in Ukraine and Philipp Bleek

Draconian sanctions ‘on the table’ if Russia violated red line

CNS expert Philipp Bleek discusses the possibility of Russia using chemical weapons.

Hanna Notte speaking via Zoom

Russia in the Middle East: Finding a Strategy

VIDEO: CNS expert Hanna Notte speaks at virtual event held in Moscow.

Alexey Navalny at a Moscow rally in 2013

Don’t Kick Russia Out of the Chemical Weapons Convention Over Navalny

Sanctions advocates all too often assume a straight line between banishment and behavioral change.

Webinar participants screen from Zoom

Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World

Dr. Hanna Notte hosted two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Joby Warrick for a discussion on his latest book.

Syrian and Russian leaders with flags

Chemical Weapons Arms Control at a Crossroads

WEBINAR: Insights from international experts on challenges posed by Russian and Syrian use of chemical weapons.