SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS DESTRUCTION: THE PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES

Some 50% of declared Syrian chemical weapons have been destroyed, but the high-profile destruction process has faced delays and rising public concerns, particularly in the Mediterreanean region.

Chemical weapons expert Dr Paul Walker, Director of Green Cross International’s (GCI) Environmental Security and Sustainability programme, discusses the progress so far, and challenges involved, with the UN-backed Syria chemical weapons destruction effort.

Dr Walker recommends rounds of intensive public dialogues in countries like Greece, Italy, Spain and elsewhere, where public concerns have heightened over the safety and security of the chemical weapons destruction process.

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