Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 02/2015

Making the Case: Dismissing the Major Critiques of Syria's Chemical Weapons Destruction

Ben Freeman, Ph.D, Mieke Eoyang

September 2014

Third Way


Our deal with Russia to destroy Syrian chemical weapons is a huge win for America since because it will help keep terrorists from acquiring these terrible weapons. While the destruction of Syria’s CW will be a challenge, it is one that we can—and should—meet.