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Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
Germany to Contribute $26.1M for Eliminating Russian Chemical Arms
Germany on Tuesday said it intends to commit as much as $26.1 million in 2012 for eliminating Russian chemical armaments (see GSN, Feb. 16).
Contributed funds would support the procurement of systems produced in Germany for the yet-to-be-opened disposal facility at Kizner in the Russian republic of Udmurtia, ITAR-Tass reported (see GSN, Aug. 9, 2011).
Germany has spent $443.7 million over the last 10 years on the elimination of chemical-weapon materials in Russia. Moscow aims to wrap up destruction of 40,000 metric tons of warfare agents before 2016 (ITAR-Tass, March 13).
Oct. 31, 2013
This CNS issue brief examines the lessons learned from dismantling Libya and Iraq's chemical weapons programs and what these two cases presage for disarmament in Syria. In particular, this article explores the challenges relating to ensuring material and physical security for both inspectors and the chemical weapons stockpile itself; verifying the accuracy and completeness of disclosed inventories; and developing effective monitoring and verification regimes for the long-term. The conclusion examines recommendations stemming from this analysis.
Oct. 21, 2013
The UNSCR 1540 Resource Collection examines implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in all of the regions and countries of the world to-date.
This article provides an overview of Russia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.