Amy E. Smithson

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Research & Writing

Policy Paper
Administering the Chemical Weapons Convention: Lessons from the IAEA

Comparisons between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are probably unavoid­ able. In fact, many observers have taken the IAEA, which was established in 1957 to promote peac…

Policy Paper
The U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency: Restructuring for the Post-Cold War Era

The time has come to make hard choices about the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA). ACDA’s declining fortunes over the past decade have hurt agency morale and, more importantly, weakened the U.S. Government’s ability to deal with…

Policy Paper
Strengthening the Chemical Weapons Convention Through Aerial Inspections

Negotiations to ban the development, production, and stockpiling of chemical weapons (CW) have produced guidelines for monitoring the destruction of stocks and prohibiting CW production. At the same time, chemical industries will continue to manufactur…

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