OPCW Vote & South Asia: Why Pakistan Backed Russia But India Abstained

OPCW Vote & South Asia: Why Pakistan Backed Russia But India Abstained

Russia’s failed effort to get the OPCW to open up a joint investigation of the Skripal case importantly proved that the South Asian dynamics of the New Cold War are the polar opposite of what they were during the Old Cold War, and this correspondingly has striking implications for regional geopolitics. The Polar Reversal At…

Syria: What Just Happened

Syria: What Just Happened

What happened right after the second direct US-missiles invasion of Syria, which had occurred on the night of April 13th, could turn out to have momentous implications — far bigger than the attacks themselves. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons headlined on April 14th, in the wake of this US-UK-France invasion of Syria…

Syria Hands Over Evidence of Mustard Gas Attack by Rebels on Civilians to OPCW

Syria Hands Over Evidence of Mustard Gas Attack by Rebels on Civilians to OPCW

Syrian authorities have handed over a batch of documents with the evidence of a rebel use of banned chemical agent against civilians near Aleppo to the international chemical watchdog. Samples from the shell containing mustard gas are to be delivered to The Hague. The documents were handed over in Damascus to the mission of the…