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    Annabel Corser: Eliminating chemical weapons

    27 January 2015.  By Annabel Corser, Editorial Assistant The OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria drew to a close on 30 September 2014 and, as of October, 98.7% of Syrian chemical material has been destroyed. For Peter Sawczak (who heads the Government Relations and Political Affairs Branch of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) these successes are the latest indicators of the OPCW’s effectiveness and the value of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)...

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    Eliminating Chemical Weapons

    15 January 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Peter Sawczak
    Head, Government Relations and Political Affairs Branch, 
    Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    Ambassador Shimon Stein
    Analyst; Former Israeli Diplomat
    Nomi Bar-Yaacov
    Associate Fellow, Chatham House;
    Foreign Policy Adviser on Middle East Affairs
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday, 15 January 2014

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Chlorine use in Syria underscores that somebody is lying

    11 September 2014.  The 10 September report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirming that chlorine weapons were used systematically in three northern Syrian villages in April was enraging. I also read it with a sense of déjà vu, in that it underscored several of the points that came up in discussions at the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference on 4–5 September. Those points included that, to date, nobody has...

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    Matthew Cottee: Next generation arms control challenges

    10 September 2014.   By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme In a packed day and a half, the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference addressed the entire range of current proliferation challenges in Brussels last week. A ‘Next Generation’ event that took place on the periphery of the main conference did that agenda one better, also exploring future challenges far beyond the realm of nuclear dangers. The workshop, which brought together young scholars and...

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Reducing the Threat of Dual-Use Bio Technologies and Enhancing BTWC Compliance

    05 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014 Special Session 11
    Chair: Clara Ganslandt, Head of Division, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS
    Anna Zmorzynska, Researcher, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), Germany
    Elisande Nexon, Research Fellow, FRS
    James Revill, Research Fellow, Harvard Sussex Program, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Introduction and Keynote Address

    04 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014
    Keynote Speech and Introductory Remarks

    Joëlle Jenny, Director, Security Policy and Conflict Prevention, EEAS
    Camille Grand, Director, FRS; Chair, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
    Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Keynote Address: Ahmet Üzümcü

    04 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014
    Keynote Address
    Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Keynote Address: Q&A

    04 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014
    Keynote Address Q&A
    Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Furthering the Goal of a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

    04 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014 Special Session 4
    Chair: Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security Department, Chatham House
    Hannu Kyröläinen, Deputy Facilitator of the Helsinki Conference, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
    Hassan Elbahtimy, Research Associate, Department of War Studies, King's College London
    Mustafa Kibaroglu, Faculty Member, Department of Political Science and International Relations, MEF University, Turkey

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Export Controls

    04 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014 Special Session 7
    Chair: Sibylle Bauer, Director, Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme, SIPRI
    Angelina Gurunathan, Principal Assistant Director, Strategic Trade Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia
    Kai Kiessler, Member, Group of Experts, UN Security Council Resolution 1540 Committee
    Spencer Chilvers, Head, Export Control Policy, Rolls Royce

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