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Children and Armed Conflict [2013]: Report of the Secretary-General

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Syria,United Nations

Covers 23 conflict situations mostly in Africa and the Middle East, and mistreatment of children by seven national armies and 50 armed groups.  From the United Nations


Iraq Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Asia,Iran,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

Describes the offensive of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the threat posed to U.S. interests by the offensive, and the policy options available.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Syria,WMD

Describes the key elements of a nuclear weapons program, reviews the available information regarding cooperation among Iran, North Korea, and Syria on ballistic missiles and nuclear technology, and discusses additional requirements that Congress may wish to impose, especially with regard to executive branch reporting on WMD proliferation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Living Under Siege: The Syrian Arab Republic

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Food/Nutrition,Middle East Conflict,Syria,United Nations

The first in a series of planned reports by the United Nations on violations of international human rights in the Syrian conflict.  This report focuses on the suffering of civilians in cities placed under siege by the Syrian government and its allies and condemns starvation as a method of warfare.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights


Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic

Categories: Children,Syria,United Nations

The first UN report on the suffering of children during the conflict in Syria.  Provides information on killing and maiming of children by government and rebel forces.  From the United Nations


Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Middle East Conflict,Syria

Provides an overview of the expanding crisis in Syria, the opposing forces and their internal conflicts, the efforts to remove chemical weapons from the conflict, and the bleak prospects for significant U.S. engagement to promote regional security or humanitarian assistance.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Syria Completes Destruction Activities to Render Inoperable Chemical Weapons Production Facilities and Mixing/Filling Plants

Categories: Syria,United Nations,WMD

Press release on the completion of the work of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons


Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Syria,United Nations

Speech delivered to the General Assembly on 9/24/2013 at the opening of the annual session.   From the White House


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