In The Zone – Episode 4 – Karim Haggag

In the fourth podcast in our series, In The Zone, Anahita Parsa and Paul Ingram interview Ambassador Karim Haggag from Egypt, a career diplomat with over 25 years of service, who is now a professor of practice at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. In this interview, the Ambassador talks about how he developed his interest in regional disarmament, the sense of injustice with which the international community responds to the issue of proliferation in the Middle East, Egypt’s concerns when it comes to any country possessing WMD, how states could be incentivised to form the WMD-Free Zone, the prospects for progress under the Biden Administration, and how the recently signed Abraham Accords may provide an opportunity for Israel and the United States to engage in the UN-mandated process to negotiate a WMDFZ treaty.

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