The Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) Project, which will be carried out over three years, has four objectives:
To fill an important research gap related to how the issue of the ME WMDFZ has evolved over time, including lessons for current and future prospects;
To build analytic capacity to support new thinking on regional security issues and the zone, including drawing on lessons from the establishment of other regional nuclear free zones;
To collect ideas and develop new proposals on how to move forward on this issue;
And to foster inclusive dialogue among experts and policymakers on regional security issues and the zone, which in turn could contribute to ongoing multilateral processes.
The project team is composed of Ambassador Wael Al-Assad, Senior Fellow, Dr. Chen Zak, Project Lead, Dr. Farzan Sabet, Project Researcher, Ms. Tomisha Bino, Programme Analyst, and Ms. Anne-Laure Souissi-Sans, Project Coordinator.
For an overview of the ME WMDFZ Project’s recent activities and outputs, please see our newsletter.