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07.02.2014

MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 7, 2014. PIR PRESS – “International cooperation on the WMD nonproliferation is making first tentative steps in the Middle East. The theory of cooperation is being tested in practice by the project to destroy the Syrian chemical weapons stockpiles. The beginning of Syria's chemical disarmament has revitalized the idea of a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East, which appeared to be dead in the water”, – PIR Center expert Artem Blashchanitsa.

According to the report of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Libya eliminated its entire chemical weapon stockpile by January 26, 2014. The process of chemical weapon disposal continues in Syria. During the media briefing on February 6, 2014 official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich stated that Syrian chemical weapons could be destroyed by the end of June 2014. 

The topic of preventing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation in the Middle East is elaborated in the article “The Experience of Global Partnership for the Middle East” by PIR Center expert Artem Blashchanitsa. According to expert’s view, “international cooperation on the WMD nonproliferation is making first tentative steps in the Middle East. The theory of cooperation is being tested in practice by the project to destroy the Syrian chemical weapons stockpiles. The beginning of Syria's chemical disarmament has revitalized the idea of a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East, which appeared to be dead in the water”. In the article Artem Blashchanitsa also covered the perspectives of peaceful nuclear energy development by nuclear newcomers in the Middle East and their participation in preventing the risks connected with nuclear energy.

The article of Artem Blashchanitsa is available at PIR Center website (in English) as well as in thematic issue of Security Index № 1 (108) Spring 2014 (Russian edition), devoted to the issues of international cooperation in the field of WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security. The issue pays a special attention to analysis prospects of participation in international cooperation of the nuclear newcomers.

The thematic issue also contains the article “Prospects for International Cooperation in WMD Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security in Central Asia” written by Dauren Aben, Security Index journal representative in Alma-Ata and Senior Research Fellow at Kazakh Institute for Strategic Studies. In this article Mr. Aben considers how Central Asian countries could be involved into international efforts on strengthening nuclear security. As the researcher notes,the need for continued international (especially Russian-U.S.) cooperation on WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security in Central Asia is obvious, based on a whole number of factors. The main problem that has yet to be resolved is the Soviet heritage related to WMD development programs”.

The thematic issue of Security Index № 1 (108) Spring 2014 “International Cooperation in WMD and Nuclear Security: New Horizons” is available at PIR Center website (in Russian).

PIR Center closely follows international cooperation in the field of WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security in the framework of the project “The Future of the Global Partnership Program and Russia-US Cooperation in Nuclear Security".

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