Managing the atom in the Middle East : hints from the EURATOM experience for a WMDFZ in the Middle East
Title: Managing the atom in the Middle East : hints from the EURATOM experience for a WMDFZ in the Middle East
Author: KIBAROGLU, Mustafa
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS PP; 2013/20; Global Governance Programme; European, Transnational and Global Governance
The paper covers those verification provisions of EURATOM, which are thought to be relevant to a NWFZ/ME. To begin with, briefings about the emergence and evolution of EURATOM is useful in order to give an idea about how the characteristics of this region were embodied into reliable, effective and long-lasting regional agreements. Then, far-reaching and stringent safeguards procedures of EURATOM will be highlighted. Likewise, insights will be given about how peaceful uses of nuclear energy can become possible in environments reigned by mistrust and hostility, and can pave the way for further cooperation. The implications of the Western European experience for a Middle Eastern NWFZ will then be analyzed. Upon this analysis, several proposals regarding the nuclear non-proliferation initiatives for the Middle East will follow the suit.
Subject: EURATOM; NWFZ; Middle East; Proliferation; IAEA; Safeguards
Type of Access: openAccess