Stories written by Jayantha Dhanapala and Paolo Cotta Ramusino

OPED: Toward a Conference on a Nuclear Weapon or WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

ROME Nov 30 -- Over the course of the past 18 months and more, Pugwash has held a series of consultations on regional security and nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. As states move closer to concretizing plans for a proposed conference on a Middle Eastern WMD Free Zone, some questions and points raised in these meetings might prove useful. This summary is not a comprehensive report, it is meant to stimulate further discussions on outstanding questions, and to highlight possible next steps that could contribute to a more positive and creative environment.