Egyptian Approaches on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (All day)

On March 25th BASIC hosted a conference in collaboration with Cairo University and the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, in order to stimulate discussion about Egypt’s role and strategy in the regional and global non-proliferation regime over the next crucial period leading up to the 2015 NPT Review Conference and beyond, in the interests of effective impact on the disarmament debate.

There has been a lot less progress on the Middle East nuclear weapon and WMD Free Zone than we would have hoped, other regional developments have been shifting the ground, most notably:

  • the on-going process of informal but limited consultation on the WMD Free Zone in meetings held in Glion, Montreux;

  • the 23 November 2013 interim agreement between Iran and the E3+3 that curtails much of the nuclear programme temporarily whilst giving Iran hope of future sanctions relief; and

  • Syria’s decision to become a full member of the Chemical Weapon Convention and to completely dismantle its CW arsenal in a short space of time, and questions over their compliance with this commitment.

This conference hopes to inspire ideas that chart a course that achieves the objectives of those working for disarmament, non-proliferation and regional security.

Click the link below to read the full conference agenda.

 

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