WMD free zone

“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…

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…

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…

Haifa International Conference on a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East

“The time is right for a democratic consideration of the threats and the alternatives” said former Knesset Speaker Avraham (Avrum) Burg, at an International Conference in Haifa for a Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction. On Friday, December…

Middle East Nuclear Free Zone: Pushing the States to the Negotiating Table

As the Helsinki conference on the Establishment of a Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East failed to materialise, civil society organisations gathered to express their frustration and try to channel it in a positive direction. …