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Syria and Chemical Weapons: Resources for Reporters
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For Immediate Release: September 11, 2013
Updated: September 19, 2013

Media contacts: Daryl Kimball, Executive Director, 202-463-8270, x107; Kelsey Davenport, Nonproliferation Analyst, 202-463-8270, x102; Paul Walker (member of ACA's Board of Directors), Director of Environmental Security and Sustainability, Global Green USA, 202-222-0700.

For reporters tracking the evolving story on Syria and diplomatic efforts to bring its chemical weapons under international control, the following resources are available on the Arms Control Association website.

Analysis
"Seizing Control of Assad's Chemical Arsenal: U.S.-Russian Plan Is Difficult But Do-able," by Daryl Kimball, ACA Issue Brief, Sept. 19, 2013.

"How to Secure Syria's Chemical Weapons," by Daryl Kimball and Paul Walker, Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 11, 2013.

The Facts

Chemical Weapons: Frequently Asked Questions, ACA Fact Sheet, September 2013.

Timeline of Syrian Chemical Weapons Activity, ACA Fact Sheet, September 2013.

Syria Arms Control and Nonproliferation Profile, ACA Fact Sheet, September 2013.

Chemical and Biological Weapons Status at a Glance, ACA Fact Sheet, September 2013.

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) at a Glance, ACA Fact Sheet, September 2013.

History of Chemical Weapons Destruction and Removal

"Abolishing Chemical Weapons: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities," by Paul Walker, Arms Control Today, November 2010.

Chronology of Libya's Disarmament, ACA Fact Sheet, January 2013.

"Iraq: Disarmament Without Resolution," by Paul Kerr, Arms Control Today, January/February 2013.

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The Arms Control Association (ACA) is an independent membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding and effective policies to address the threats posed by the world's most dangerous weapons: nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, as well as certain types of conventional weapons that pose a threat to noncombatants. ACA publishes the monthly journal Arms Control Today.

Posted: September 11, 2013