METO’s Summer Course on WMD Disarmament and Security in the Middle East

From August 10 to September 7, 2021, METO held its first summer course on WMD Disarmament and Security in the Middle East. The purpose of the course was: to familiarise participants with both the history of the issue and the current challenges in the field of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East andContinue reading “METO’s Summer Course on WMD Disarmament and Security in the Middle East”

A regional organization for a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East

On Wednesday, 27th of October, the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations and the Middle East Treaty Organization hosted a side event to the UN General Assembly First Committee meetings at which were presented key elements of the new Draft Treaty which has been produced this year after extensive rounds of meetings withContinue reading “A regional organization for a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East”

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 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”

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”

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”