Arms Control in the Middle East
This publication explores options for a new arms control dialogue in the Middle East. The authors analyze the current security dilemma facing the region, including the nuclear question. It suggests that while some states advocate the creation of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction throughout the Middle East, others seem intent on nuclearization. Also in this issue, lessons are drawn from the last official dialogue on arms control: the Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group, which stalled in 1995. Ongoing diplomatic efforts in the region are also examined, with a view to potential future arms control activities.
© 2008 United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Peter Jones, Emily B Landau, Merav Datan, Mohamed I Shaker, Jozef Goldblat