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WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: from Ideas to Reality

Ivan Trushkin

The need to prevent a nuclear arms race in the Middle East has been on the international agenda for decades. The 2010 NPT Review Conference made the decision to convene in 2012 a conference on the issue of establishing a WMD-free zone in the region. A wave of unrest in 2011 has given rise to obvious skepticism about the likelihood of this event. What should be expected from the conference in 2012? Examining the 35-year history of the negotiations the author estimates the prospects for implementing the idea of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.

WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: from Ideas to Reality