The WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

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Authored by: Mohamed I. Shaker

Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415870399
eBook ISBN: 9780203709528
Adobe ISBN: 9781136012488


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The establishment of a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East has been a long-held goal. The following comments constitute a modest attempt to draw a preliminary framework of the main elements that can pave the way for a future zone. The time has come to think seriously about a real and vibrant zone and identify the challenges and the opportunities ahead. Principally, this chapter highlights this preliminary work as a means of providing confidence to all states and initiating a meaningful dialogue on regional security.

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