Analysis Solving the Syria Chemical Weapons Crisis in the Shadow of the Cold War

CIA documents from the 1980s shed light on the way the Soviet Union was perceived in its approach to the use of chemical weapons. Experience showed they didn't consider them forbidden, just unwise for deployment against an enemy that had the capability to respond in kind.

The following reminder will not be welcomed by Messieurs Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov. Their initiative to remove

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