Assessing the Chances for Diplomacy in Syria

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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.


Mona Yacoubian, senior adviser, Middle East for the Stimson Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution for enhancing international peace and security

Jeffrey White, defense fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former senior intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency