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CSIS Event – Chemical Weapons in the Middle East: Accountability and Deterrence

May 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In March 2016, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) released a report describing the toll on the Syrian population from chemical attacks: 161 chemical attacks, with 14,581 victims, and at least 1,141 deaths since 2012. Will the use of these weapons inspire more use and proliferation – of not only chemical weapons but perhaps even more deadly weapons – or will it galvanize the international community to stiffen its resolve to prevent proliferation and hold those who use these weapons accountable? Please join the CSIS International Security Program for a panel discussion on the prospects for curbing chemical weapons use and exploring mechanisms for accountability.

Featuring:
Wa’el Alzayat
Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Shaun Coughlin
Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Global Criminal Justice, State Department

Robert Friedman
Attorney-Adviser, Legal Adviser’s Office for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, State Department

Dr. Mohamad Katoub
Turkey Advocacy Manager, Syrian American Medical Society

Moderated by:
Rebecca Hersman
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

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Date:
May 18, 2016
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Website:
http://csis.org/event/chemical-weapons-middle-east-accountability-and-deterrence

Organizer

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Venue

Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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