Middle East/Africa

Training Course for Professionals in Chemical, Biological Weapons

CNS Deepens Background of USG Personnel in Chemical, Biological Weapons

CNS offered US government a one-week course on key issues relating to chemical and biological weapons.

US and Iran Flags (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Iran Deal: Resources and Analysis

Articles, multimedia, and list of experts available for comment on the Iran deal and its implications.

Iran Deal Buys Time: John Kerry and Wendy Sherman

Iran Deal Buys Time: Now America’s Real Work Begins

The Iran deal is merely a first step toward a long-term process of managing the nuclear risks it poses.

Is ISIL a Radioactive Threat

Is ISIL a Radioactive Threat?

How serious is the threat that Islamic State terrorists could acquire and use a radioactive “dirty” bomb?

Saudi Arabia Can Build a Bomb

Sorry, Fareed: Saudi Arabia Can Build a Bomb Any Damn Time It Wants To

Fareed Zakaria’s assertion that Saudi Arabia can’t build a nuke is simply wrong– and its not all that hard to demonstrate why.

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OP#22: A Blueprint to a Middle East WMD Free Zone

Occasional Paper #22: A CNS report offers legal, technical, and organizational proposals to negotiations and implementation of a WMD-free Middle East.

Hope for the Middle East WMD Free Zone?

How will the failure of the 2015 NPT Review Conference affect the goal of a Middle East WMD-free zone? A personal and political perspective.

Nuclear Negotiations Fail in New York

Disagreements over the Middle East, the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, and an international legal prohibition against them prevent NPT state parties from reaching agreement on a final document.

Middle East Nuclear Race More Rhetoric Than Reality

The logic of chain-reaction proliferation in the Middle East is critically flawed. Time for a reality check on the region’s nuclear capacity.

Iran Nuclear Deal Roundtable Discussion

Iran Nuclear Deal Roundtable Discussion

Video: a roundtable discussion was held on April 9th, 2015 with Jeffrey Knopf moderating.