Diplomacy-Disarmament Blues

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

This month, the international body responsible for finding and destroying chemical weapons in Syria begins its search. Backed by a UN Security Council resolution, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – or OPCW – now has the substantial task of cleaning up Syria’s WMDs by mid-2014 – even as civil war continues. War News Radio’s Amy DiPierro ’15, Maggie Christ ’17, and Rachel Sassella ’17 discover why getting inspectors on the ground is just the beginning of the challenges ahead.

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