As the debate of whether to use force in Syria continues, Russia proposed a nonviolent yet effective way to prevent Syria from further using chemical weapons. While some are dubious that such a plan could work, the White House and Senate are seriously looking into their proposed course of action as a way to bypass a limited military strike. This plan is to place all of the chemical weapons of mass destruction currently in Syria’s possession in the hands of international monitors in order to destroy the entire collection of chemical weapons. While implementing this plan has many possible flaws that need to be settled before an agreement is reached, Russia’s plan is detailed enough to provide a feasible and non-violent course of action. While this plan does not stop the violence in Syria, and would be hard to implement, it is an option that Americans can support. It would derail the Syrian stockpile and prevent them from accumulating more chemical weapons. However, Russia disagrees with France in that the implementing of this plan should be backed by military force should the Syrian government refuse to comply. This makes the plan less likely to succeed since there may be no real consequence should Syria refuse to comply, or even only partially comply. The Russian foreign minister Mr. Lavrov proposed this plan on Monday after frequently discussing with Secretary of State John Kerry about the crisis in Syria. It is impressive that the Russians proposed such a detailed plan in order to help their Syrian ally while still providing solutions to dominant powers in the world such as the US, France, and Great Britain. This shows that diplomatic options are always available so long as all options are thought out, negotiable claims that address the main concerns both parties have. In this case, The UN, France, Great Britain, and the US desire Syria to stop the use of chemical weapons and destroy their stockpile while both Syria and Russia wish to avoid the possible use of force in Syria that could diminish Assad’s power. While this plan has yet to receive the support of Congress or the White House, it can be a step of progress towards aiding citizens in Syria and depleting their collection of chemical weapons.