Mikhail Gorbachev

Articles by Mikhail Gorbachev

16 June 2009

Disarmament lessons from the Chemical Weapons Convention

Mikhail GorbachevRogelio Pfirter

The recent joint declaration by U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to negotiate a new treaty reducing their countries' nuclear stockpiles as a first step toward "a nuclear-weapon-free world" has spurred hopes for renewed progress in global disarmament after a decade of gridlock. An excellent example of how nations can work together effectively within a multilateral framework to eliminate weapons of mass destruction is the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).