Tony Fleming

Statement on Russia’s Alleged CWC Violations in Ukraine

Civil Society Calls on CWC States Parties to Condemn Violations of the Treaty and to Support an Investigation of Alleged Russian Use of Chemical Weapons in Ukraine May 14, 2024 The Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition (CWC Coalition) expresses its grave concern following reports on May 1, 2024, that the United States believes there is credible […]

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April 2024 Newsletter

March 26 Webinar on “Current CWC Compliance Challenges”The global taboo against chemical weapons possession and use is strong, but it cannot be taken for granted. On March 26, the Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition and the Arms Control Association hosted a webinar on current CWC compliance issues, focusing on instances of chemical attacks in Syria and

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Key Issues at the 28th CWC Conference of States Parties

The CWC Coalition hosted a webinar Tuesday, November 14 on the key issues facing the Chemical Weapons Convention ahead of its annual Conference of States Parties in The Hague from November 27 through December 1, 2023. The webinar highlighted key issues, followed by a general discussion with all participants with a goal of defining the issues that civil

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October 2023 Newsletter

Webinar on the Completion of U.S. Chemical Weapons Stockpile Destruction We hosted a joint webinar with the Arms Control Association on September 29, 2023, to celebrate the end of the United States’ chemical weapons stockpile destruction. We would like to thank Kingston A. Reif, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Irene Kornelly, Chair of the Colorado Citizens’ Advisory Commission;

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The Long Journey to Eliminate the Deadly U.S. Chemical Weapons Stockpile

When the United States ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1997, it took on the legal obligation and the complex technical and engineering task of destroying its massive Cold War-era chemical weapons stockpile, which consisted of some 31,500 tons (63,000,000 pounds) of deadly chemical agents much of which were loaded in various forms of

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September 2023 Newsletter

August 21, 2023 marked ten years since the chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime in Ghouta, Syria. Considered the “largest chemical weapon attack in the modern age” by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Ghouta is sadly only one of 222 recorded chemical weapons attacks in Syria since the start of the civil war. Regarding registration for CSP-28: Registration for

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July 2023 Newsletter

The United States is nearing completion of its chemical weapons stockpiles ahead of the target date at the end of September. The New York Times covered this important milestone in an article published on Thursday, 6 July (with quotes from coalition members Irene Kornelly and Craig Williams!). Irene and Craig have done an exceptional job overseeing the stockpile destruction at their

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