TITLE

Syrian Motives for its WMD Programs and What to do About Them

AUTHOR(S)
Jouejati, Murhaf
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Middle East Journal;Winter2005, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Syria's pursuit of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), or more specifically chemical weapons, developed as a direct response to its military rivalry with Israel, which possesses nuclear arms. Syria's weapons programs were not developed in order to achieve status or to intimidate its neighbors, but rather within the context of the arms race with Israel. The article argues that a more effective means of removing WMD from Syria's arsenal than US sanctions would be to find a way to make progress in resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict.
ACCESSION #
16175990

 

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