Working towards a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East

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Between 2011-2014, BASIC worked with partners in the Middle East on developing constructive dialogues to further non-proliferation and disarmament in the Middle East and build prospects for a WMD-Free Zone. Below you will find a comprehensive list of our events and publications during this period. 

The 2012 deadline set by the 2010 NPT Review Conference for a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East has come and gone, but BASIC continues to monitor the region and engage on issues relevant to non-proliferation and disarmament in Gulf Region and broader Middle East. Our current project page can be found here. Below you will find a comprehensive list of our events and publications during this period.

We would like to thank the core funders of our work in this area during this period, namely the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Prospect Hill Foundation.

Recent publications

  1. Constructive Ideas Needed to Avoid a Nuclear Middle East, Paul Ingram, May 8, 2015

  2. Toward the 2015 NPT Review Conferece: Attitudes and Expectations of Member States in the Middle East, Lianet Vazquez, October 2, 2014

  3. Summary of BASIC roundtable discussion on WMD-free Zone in the Middle East, held in Washington, DC, January 24, 2014

  4. Building Capacity for a WMD-free Zone in the Middle East, Sameh Aboul-Enein and Rebecca Cousins, BASIC briefing, January 23, 2014

  5. Steps on the Way Forward to a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East, BASIC Report on expert roundtable, Washington, DC, October 29, 2013.

Click here for the full list of BASIC publications on this issue.

Events

  1. Furthering NPT Objectives, Amman Security Colloquium, 12 November 2014

  2. The Dubai Nuclear Workshop, 9 November 2014

  3. London GCC workshop, 6 November 2014

  4. Belief in the WMD-Free Zone: The Tel-Aviv Roundtable Process, New York, 7 May 2014

  5. Egyptian Approaches to Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Cairo University, 25 March 2014

  6. Building Capacity for a WMD-Free Middle East, Washington DC, 24 January 2014

  7. Belief in the WMD Free Zone: Designing the corridor to Helsinki and beyond, Tel Aviv, 27 November 2013

  8. Steps on the way forward to a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East, Washington DC, 29 October 2013

  9. Conference on Nuclear Non-Proliferation in the Gulf, Istanbul, 25-26 March 2013

  10. Supporting the 2012 conference on a WMD-free zone in the Mideast, Istanbul, 24-25 October 2012

  11. Conference on Nuclear Non-Proliferation in the Gulf, Doha, 21-22 March 2012

  12. Preparing for the 2012 Conference on a WMD-free zone, Cairo, 29 January 2012

Egyptian Approaches to Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, event held at Cairo University on 25 March 2014 

Hans Blix’s keynote address at BASIC’s conference on nuclear non-proliferation in the Gulf in Doha, March 21, 2012