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Syrian Civil War

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  • Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
    At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start. As the...
  • Policy breakthrough or breakdown? [Commentary]

    Policy breakthrough or breakdown? [Commentary]
    Six months ago, President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, stated that the three primary priorities for his administration were the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Iran and Syria. With visits this month from Israeli Prime Minister...
  • Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
    A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid...
  • Is Syria ready for peace? [Commentary]

    Is Syria ready for peace? [Commentary]
    With mounting casualties estimated at over 100,000, millions more displaced internally and abroad, rampant and egregious human rights violations — including horrific chemical weapons attacks on civilians — bringing peace to Syria is an...
  • America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]

    America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]
    Desperately yearning for the carnage of the Lebanese civil war to end, my mother once told a neighbor, "I don't know whether to prepare dinner for my children or myself for a funeral." It was 1975, I was 10 years old, and my neighborhood in Beirut had...
  • The limits of diplomacy [Editorial]

    After three years of civil war, Syrian President Bashar Assad's representatives sat down with opposition leaders for the first time this week to seek a way forward for their country. An initial meeting Wednesday got off to a rocky start, with speakers...
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
  • Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group

    Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group
    A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. In a squat brick...
  • Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]

    Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]
    In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
  • Arming Syrian rebels may make peace elusive

    Arming Syrian rebels may make peace elusive
    One argument in favor of the Obama administration's decision to arm the Syrian rebels is that the move will help create incentives for the Syrian government to negotiate a deal at a planned peace conference in Geneva. It's no secret that the balance of...
  • Obama wrong to arm Syrian rebels

    Obama wrong to arm Syrian rebels
    President Barack Obama's recent decision to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels is just another of the administration's huge mistakes that will have dire consequences for both the United States as well as Israel ("Backers of Syrian rebels agree to send...
  • Kerry fiddles with Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rest of region burns

    Kerry fiddles with Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rest of region burns
    One can only applaud the restarting of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank. Yet, given the other problems the United States currently faces in the Middle East — crises in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, to...