In The Zone – episode 3 Tariq Rauf

In the third podcast in our series, “In The Zone”, Anahita Parsa and Paul Ingram interview Tariq Rauf from Canada, who was the former Head of the Verification and Security Policy Coordination Office at the International Atomic Energy Agency, among many other important roles in the disarmament field. In this interview, Rauf talks about how he developed his interest in the region, the benefits of establishing a WMD-Free Zone there, how states can be incentivised to form one, the technical obstacles to it, the cynicism that frequently confronts those efforts, and what we can expect from the incoming Biden Administration in the USA.

You can listen to it on SoundCloud, spotify and youtube, or in the podcast player below.