METO’s summer course – WMD Disarmament & Security in the Middle East

METO’s summer course will run from August 10 to September 2, 2021 and will provide students with a thorough understanding of weapons of mass destruction proliferation across the Middle East and North Africa region and efforts to strengthen international non-proliferation regimes. The course will be taught through a gender lens and with perspectives from theContinue reading “METO’s summer course – WMD Disarmament & Security in the Middle East”

In The Zone – Episode 13 – Israeli Elections Special

In episode 13 of In The Zone, Paul Ingram interviews our very own Sharon Dolev. In this interview, Sharon talks about the recent Israeli elections in which Benjamin Netanyahu was finally ousted from power, the prospects for the new government, the possibility of moving towards Israel recognising its possession of nuclear weapons and engaging withContinue reading “In The Zone – Episode 13 – Israeli Elections Special”

In The Zone – Episode 12 – Iranian Elections Special

In episode 12 of In The Zone, Paul Ingram interviews our very own Emad Kiyaei and Nima Khorrami. In this interview, Emad and Nima talk about the recent Iranian elections in which the conservative Ebrahim Raisi was elected into power, the prospects for the new government, the implications for regional efforts to reduce military tensionsContinue reading “In The Zone – Episode 12 – Iranian Elections Special”

In The Zone – Episode 11 – Dina Esfandiary

In episode 11 of In The Zone, Paul Ingram interviews Dina Esfandiary. In this interview, Dina talks about the challenges to diplomacy in the Middle East, the existential need for cooperation and dialogue among Gulf States especially on nuclear safety and security, and the need for unconditional dialogue on a whole range of other issuesContinue reading “In The Zone – Episode 11 – Dina Esfandiary”

In The Zone – Episode 10 – Anton Khlopkov

In episode 10 of In The Zone, Anahita Parsa and Paul Ingram interview Anton Khlopkov. In this interview, Anton talks about Russia’s view of developments in the Middle East, including the Iran Nuclear Deal and the WMD free zone, the perspectives for future joint Russian-US cooperation in the region, how he became interested in theContinue reading “In The Zone – Episode 10 – Anton Khlopkov”

On the violence in Israel and Palestine

Date: 13th May 2021 The latest violent conflict between Palestine and Israel further destabilises an already volatile region. The Middle East continues to face insecurity, instability and carnage from the manmade catastrophe in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the on-going Syrian war, Iraq’s internal turmoil, and in faltering states such as Libya and Somalia. METOContinue reading “On the violence in Israel and Palestine”

In The Zone – Episode 8 – Emad Kiyaei

In episode 8 of In The Zone, Anahita Parsa and Paul Ingram interview our very own Emad Kiyaei. In this interview, Emad talks about the Iran Nuclear Deal, the JCPOA, what it is, what’s happening in Iranian politics, what the Europeans are doing, what the US should be doing and what the lessons for multilateralContinue reading “In The Zone – Episode 8 – Emad Kiyaei”

The JCPOA and the WMD-Free Zone

As the Iran nuclear deal (the JCPOA as it is often referred to) continued to hog the spotlight of all international reporting on the Middle East, the Middle East Treaty Organization, together with our partners, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), organised a rather unique webinar bringing together the voices from importantContinue reading “The JCPOA and the WMD-Free Zone”