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Assessing the Chances for Diplomacy in Syria


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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (L) speaks to the media with U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector Ake Sellstrom on September 16, 2013.
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (L) speaks to the media with U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector Ake Sellstrom on September 16, 2013.

A highly anticipated United Nations report released Monday confirmed that chemical weapons were used on a "relatively large scale" in Syria. The report comes after the United States and Russia forged a diplomatic agreement for Syria to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal by mid-2014. We discuss the chemical weapons agreement, and whether it will be enforceable or effective.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jeffrey White, defense fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former senior intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Mona Yacoubian, senior adviser, Middle East for the Stimson Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution for enhancing international peace and security

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