The last time Joe Biden was in the White House, the United States was concerned about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Over the past four years, chemical attacks have continued within and beyond Syrian borders with the emergence of new state perpetrators.
The annual conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention focused on allegations of Syrian and Russian chemical weapons use.
The year-long U.S. chair of a multilateral nonproliferation forum focused on reinforcing norms against the use of chemical weapons.
The world’s chemical watchdog confirmed earlier findings that Russian political dissident Alexander Navalny was poisoned.
Damascus continues to stymie international efforts to curb its production and use of chemical weapons.
Recent changes to the CWC empower the treaty’s implementing organization to undertake more stringent reviews of certain chemicals.
The OPCW Executive Council set a 90-day deadline for Syria to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Holding the rotating chair of the 30-nation group, the United States plans to focus on chemical weapons.