Category Archives: Russia

House of Commons Presentation: OPCW Leaks Reveal International Community Was Misled About Alleged Douma Chemical Incident in 2018

  REPORT ON THE HOUSE OF COMMONS PRESENTATION CONCERNING OPCW LEAKS ABOUT DOUMA Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 3-5 pm The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, London, UK)   CHAIR: John Holmes (Major General, rtd.) SPEAKERS Paul McKeigue (Professor of Epidemiology, … Continue reading

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The Douma incident of 7 April 2018: how did the intelligence services get it wrong?

Presentation to a meeting at the House of Commons hosted by Fabian Hamilton MP, 22 January 2020. By Paul McKeigue I’ll start by introducing myself. I trained as a doctor, and then as an epidemiologist and public health specialist. My … Continue reading

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Douma chemical deaths: research and reports

The OPCW’s “final report” on the 2018 chemical incident in Douma, Syria, has been revealed to have suppressed a crucial engineers’ study that points to a conclusion opposed to the official one. Given the vital role of the OPCW in … Continue reading

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US Withdrawal from Syria: Postponing the Inevitable, By Peter Ford

Peter Ford, former British Ambassador to Bahrain (1999–2003) and Syria (2003–2006), offers the following assessment.

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Integrity: Grasping The Initiative

This post provides links to discussions of the Institute for Statecraft’s “Integrity Initiative”. Most recent update is 5 November 2019 – the first anniversary of the original post – when verdict of Scottish Charity Regulator on the operation was announced. … Continue reading

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Idlib: Lull before the hurricane – by Peter Ford

This article is posted on behalf of Peter Ford, former UK ambassador to Syria. It appears that the Russians have pressed the pause button on their plans for an offensive alongside the Syrian government to retake Idlib. By the time … Continue reading

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Alleged Chlorine Attacks in Syria 2014-18

Briefing note: the alleged chemical attack in Douma on 7 April 2018, and other alleged chlorine attacks in Syria since 2014 By Paul McKeigue, Jake Mason, David Miller, Piers Robinson Members of Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media

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