By John A. Gilbert, Member, Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Security The recent attempted assassination of a former Russian intelligence officer and his daughter in Salisbury, England, is a dramatic demonstration that it is now time for the international community to deal seriously with the lingering threat of chemical weapons (CW). This attack […]
Last updated: January 11, 2023 Over the years, present and past members of the Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical weapons (SWG) have written hundreds of issued papers, commentaries and analyses. Many of these documents were never published, but distributed to relevant people and organizations. Some are over twenty years old, but are still […]
Kingston Reif weighs in on U.S. concerns that secret stockpiles of chemical weapons remain within Bashar Assad’s arsenal despite, international efforts to destroy them, and that they may have fallen into the hands of the Islamic State.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced today that the final consignment of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile has been removed. Operating under the oversight of the OPCW and the UN, the removal process involved over 30 countries and the European Union.
Earlier today the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced the removal of the last remaining consignment of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile.