Chemical Weapons in the Middle East: Accountability and Deterrence
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.
Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Dr. Mohamad Katoub
Turkey Advocacy Manager, Syrian American Medical Society
Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Global Criminal Justice, State Department
Attorney-Adviser, Legal Adviser's Office for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, State Department
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS