Middle East and North Africa

Op-Ed

Take a Chance on Iran

Author: Fred Kaplan
Slate

Fred Kaplan advocates a meeting between President Obama and Iran's president Rouhani over the course of this week's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Foreign Affairs/Syria Deeply Media Call on Syria

Speakers: Richard W. Murphy, Richard K. Betts, and Michael Weiss
Presider: Gideon Rose

Foreign Affairs magazine and Syria Deeply held a media call with former U.S. ambassador to Syria Richard W. Murphy, Syria expert and NOW Lebanon columnist Michael Weiss, and CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Richard K. Betts about the current crisis in Syria and the framework to remove and dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program.

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Foreign Affairs/Syria Deeply Media Call on Syria

Speakers: Richard W. Murphy, Richard K. Betts, Michael Weiss, and Gideon Rose

Foreign Affairs magazine and Syria Deeply held a media call with former U.S. ambassador to Syria Richard W. Murphy, Syria expert and NOW Lebanon columnist Michael Weiss, and CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Richard K. Betts about the current crisis in Syria and the framework to remove and dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program.

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Primary Sources

The United States and Russia's Joint Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

Authors: John F. Kerry and Sergey V. Lavrov

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov developed a joint strategy to remove Syria's chemical weapons arsenal by "the first half of 2014." The agreement was reached on September 14, 2013, during the third day of their meeting in Geneva.


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