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Assessing the Prospect of the EURATOM Treaty Approach in the Middle East

Scientific Coordinator: Grégoire Mallard (Northwest University)

This HLPS aims at exploring different facets of a divisive but critical issue: during the 2010 Conference Review of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), state parties to the NPT have called for a Conference on the establishment of a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Free Zone in the Middle East, which has failed to be held in 2012. Failure to move forward with the creation of a regional organization in charge of regulating nuclear (among other) activities in the Middle East might imperil the global non-proliferation architecture, which makes this HLPS all the more timely.

Participants aim at addressing, among others, the following issues related to the creation of a regional organization in charge of dealing with nuclear activities in the region: in particular, the extension of its jurisdiction to the peaceful aspects of nuclear development, its governance structure, the possible sequencing of negotiations between future parties to such a regional organization, its articulation with existing national, regional and global organizations in the nuclear field.


Policy Brief

Policy Papers

Background Documents



Sameh Aboul-Enein, Professor, The American University in Cairo
Avner Cohen, Director, Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Pasquale Ferrara, Secretary-General, European University Institute
Paolo Foradori, Senior Lecturer, University of Trento and Associate Fellow, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
Caroline Jorant, Chairman, Stratégie de Développement et Réglementations Internationales Consulting
Mustafa Kibaroglu, Chair, Department of International Relations Director, Center for Eurasian Studies, Director, Graduate Program in International Relations Okan University
Stephan Klement, European External Action Service, Nuclear Advisor,
Strategic Planning
Ariel Levite, Senior Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment
Ken Luongo, President, Partnership for Global Security
Finlay Maclean, European Commission, DG Energy, Nuclear Accountancy
Grégoire Mallard, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Hossein Mousavian, Research Scholar, Program on Science and Global Security
Mahmoud Nasreddine, Secretary General, Middle East and North Africa Strategic
Studies Center
Mohamed Shaker, Ambassador, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Egyptian Council
on Foreign Relations, Member of the Board of Governors, IAEA
Anna Sodersten, EUI
Etel Solingen, Chancellor’s Professor, University of California Irvine
Anna Triandafyllidou, EUI
Stamatios Tsalas, Director General, European Supply Agency
Nicholas J. Wheeler, Professor, Director of the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham


Related Activities

Executive Training Seminar, Global, Regional and National Actors in the Governance of the Atom: a Focus on Europe and the Middle East, 11-13 June 2013

Workshop: Assessing the Prospect of the Euratom Treaty Approach in the Middle East, 26-27 June 2012, EUI

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