Nuclear Weapons

In addition to scanning the current status of armament and non conventional weapons in the Middle East and globally, the Institute works is engaged in initiating methods to regulate and monitor the spread of weapons and to account for their transfer. Developing measures for arms control in the region and finding a basis for legislation that might suite this purpose is yet another priority.

The Institute supports the International quest against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; this includes examining the requirements of establishing a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the Middle East (NWFZ-ME), a prerequisite for any possible peaceful settlement of the Middle East conflict.

I- Updating NPT
De-nuclearisation of the Middle East is a multi-level process which has to take into consideration existing legal structure. The Institute places significant emphasis on re-examining legal instruments governing the spread of nuclear weapons such as NPT, CTBT … etc. For this purpose, NPT should reflect new emerging realities and recent scientific developments in order to facilitate proper implementation and less controversy of the treaty.

II- Radiation Monitoring
To improve its analytical capabilities, the Institute runs a radioactive detection facility capable of monitoring the extent of Gamma radiation.

III- Hiroshima Initiative
The Institute is keen on raising awareness among the public on issues related to disarmament and nuclear proliferation, civil society can play a constructive role to achieve such concepts. The Hiroshima Initiative demonstrate to the public the threat posed by nuclear weapons. The initiative was established in collaboration with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, it holds a mobile exhibition consisting of posters, photographs and films directed to various age groups, including children.

IV- The Amman Framework
Supporting the outcomes of the 2010 Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) and facilitating the international Conference on Establishing a WMDFZ in the Middle East. Read More