Safety and Security in the Post-Hiroshima World

Securing Syria’s Conventional and Chemical Weapons

Last week I wrote a post detailing the security implications of the conflict in Syria, with much of the post being dedicated to the threats posed by terrorist groups and the issues surrounding Syria’s chemical weapons in the event of the regime’s collapse.

My post was necessarily brief, considering this forum and my limited knowledge on the matter. For those wanting access to a more comprehensive, in-depth look at these concerns, turn to Leonard S. Spector’s recent testimony to the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the House of Representatives. Mr. Spector, who is Deputy Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, offers detailed analysis of issues surrounding Syria’s conventional and chemical weapons and includes recommendations for how the U.S. should act before, during, and after an impending political transition. If the length of the testimony seems daunting, you can also watch Mr. Spector’s interview with PBS News Hour.

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