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”

METO marks TPNW entry into force on social media

As part of our busy start to the new year, METO has launched its new social media campaign to kick off 2021.  Our new Instagram page was launched, joining our existing Twitter and Facebook pages, with an impressive steady increase in followers as attention was directed to our social media presence. 

The Middle East: Is there light at the end of the Long Corridor?

Marc Finaud, Tony Robinson, and Mona Saleh[i] Recent developments in the Middle East and the arrival of the Biden administration offer unique opportunities to improve regional security. However, obstacles on the way to such progress have far from disappeared.

Interview with the founders of the Middle East Treaty Organization

The Middle East Treaty Organization (METO), according to its shiny new website, has a vision of a peaceful, integrated and thriving Middle East built on human and environmental security and a mission to eradicate WMDs, broker peace and build security in the Middle East. After years of participating in conferences as a campaign under theContinue reading “Interview with the founders of the Middle East Treaty Organization”

METO statement on the impending Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Date: 24/10/2020 The Middle East Treaty Organization (METO) extends its warmest congratulations to the governments of all those states that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), a treaty which prohibits the development, testing, production, acquisition, possession, stockpiling, use or threat of use of nuclear weapons.  Under the terms of theContinue reading “METO statement on the impending Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons”

IPPNW and METO cooperate to stimulate a new civil society push for disarmament from within the region

On the 20th of August, 2020, IPPNW and METO held a joint webinar targeted at stimulating disarmament initiatives from within the Middle East titled, “Building the movement of health workers to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe involving nuclear weapons”.  The idea was inspired by the work of the original founders of IPPNW, Soviet and US physicians,Continue reading “IPPNW and METO cooperate to stimulate a new civil society push for disarmament from within the region”

New York: An Iranian and an Israeli talking about nuclear weapons

With a banner hanging on the Maryhouse stage behind them reading “Pope Francis Proclaims: The very Possession of Nuclear Weapons is to be Firmly Condemned”, Emad Kiyaei rises, “First of all, thank you so much. Stepping into this space has been truly profound, knowing that so many here have fought for a such variety ofContinue reading “New York: An Iranian and an Israeli talking about nuclear weapons”

Abolition 2000 webinar: The Breakdown of the Iran Deal – Global perspectives

On October 2nd, the international day of nonviolence, Abolition 2000 held its fourth webinar on issues related to our goals of eliminating nuclear weapons and nuclear power, this time on the crucial issue of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the JCPOA, which came into force in 2015 and which President Trump has apparently dedicated his presidencyContinue reading “Abolition 2000 webinar: The Breakdown of the Iran Deal – Global perspectives”