Building Capacity for a WMD-Free Middle East*

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WMD-free zones have already been successfully established elsewhere in the world, including in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the South Pacific and South East Asia. Rich expertise exists from the establishment of those zones, both on navigating political blockages and on developing the necessary technical capacity to deliver an agreement, which could provide valuable lessons for the Middle East. This article reviews the potential utility of focusing on the technical capacity that would be needed to support a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East.

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  • Sameh Aboul-Enein Dr. Sameh Aboul-Enein is Associate Fellow to the Emerging Security Challenges Programme of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
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