Weapons of Mass Destruction

Progressive International: The Athens Declaration

Today, 13/5/2022, three members of the Progressive International, Jeremy Corbyn, Ece Temelkuran and Yanis Varoufakis, called a press conference to make public the Athens Declaration on the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine. Here is the text: The War…

“One step closer” to eliminating WMD from the Middle East

By Sharon Dolev, Emad Kiyaei, and Tony Robinson | Middle East Treaty Organization (METO) The Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction (the November Conference) held its second meeting…

UN chief calls for nuclear weapons-free Middle East

The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on all Middle East States to transform the vision of a region with no nuclear weapons, or other weapons of mass destruction, into a working reality. Antonio Guterres was speaking in New York at the second session…

Achieving The Possible Against the Odds: “A Middle East Nuclear and WMD Free Zone”

By Tariq Rauf [1] In normal times, the second session of the “United Nations Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction”, scheduled to take place from 29 November…

The Middle East: Is there light at the end of the Long Corridor?

By Marc Finaud, Tony Robinson, and Mona Saleh[i]. Recent developments in the Middle East and the arrival of the Biden administration offer unique opportunities to improve regional security. However, obstacles on the way to such progress have far from disappeared.…

Face 2 Face with David Rothauser

LIVE SHOW: Wednesday, December 9 at 5 PM EST On this show we are speaking with David Rothauser, filmmaker, writer, teacher, actor and producer of “Hibakusha, Our Life to Live”. This documentary tells the story of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima…

Achieving the Possible: WMD-free zone in the Middle East

On the 8th of May, the Middle East Treaty Organisation (METO) Project held a side-event with the support of the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs called Achieving the Possible: a WMD-free zone in the Middle East. As negotiations at the…

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. Israel has reiterated time and again on the international scene that it supports the idea of a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East (WMDFZME). It has not, however, acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty…

WMD out of the Middle East: Achieving the Possible

A preparatory conference was held this week at the Edinburgh City Chambers in which diplomats, experts, academics and civil society representatives with understanding of the Middle East region considered the elements that would be required in order to start work…

Ban Ki-Moon announces independent probe into allegations of chemical attack in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today said that the United Nations will launch an independent investigation into allegations of the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, after receiving a formal request from the country’s Government. “The investigation mission is to look…

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