17 Sep 2014
Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and US Response
Author: Christopher M Blanchard, Carla E Humud, Mary Beth D Nikitin
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
This paper discusses trends in the humanitarian and security crises in Syria and their impact on US relief and assistance funding to the country.
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5 Sep 2014
Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
This report covers the implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Safeguards Agreement as well as the relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in Iran.
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Topic: Middle East Issues
Author: Chen Kane, Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
This fact sheet examines the main issues concerning the Middle East that will be addressed at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in 2014 as well as how they have been treated in past meetings.
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The Interim Deal on the Iranian Nuclear Program: Toward a Comprehensive Solution?
Author: Emily B Landau, Ephraim Asculai, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Avner Golov, Meir Litvak, Zaki Shalom, Owen Alterman, Cameron S Brown, Tamar Levkovich, Shlomo Brom, Yoel Guzansky, Erez Striem, Gallia Lindenstrauss, Amos Yadlin, Avner Golov
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This paper contains a number of articles on the P5+1 negotiations on Iran's nuclear program and the factors that could determine if the final agreement will be a positive one for the US and Israel.
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Trust & Verify, Issue 146
Author: Hartwig Spitzer, Rebecca Hirschfeld, David Cliff, Alberto Muti, Andreas Persbo, Russell Moul
Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)
This issue includes articles on, 1) the Open Skies Treaty and its implementation; 2) the call by the Head of British Airways for a missiles treaty after the downing of MH17 over eastern Ukraine; 3) the dispute over a possible Russian violation of the...
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Arms Trade Treaty Reaches 50 Ratifications
Author: Rodrigo Pintado, Elizabeth Kirkham, Roy Isbister, Anna Macdonald
This two-article report focuses on the Arms Trade Treaty's (ATT) imminent enforcement, which is scheduled for 24 December 2014.
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