Program Officer, Global Biological Policy and Programs
October 4-5, 2017, the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS), in
partnership with NTI, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, and the Egyptian
Pugwash Association convened a workshop in Cairo focused on educating the next
generation of experts on security and WMD issues.
NTI’s Michelle Nalabandian spoke
about the NTI Nuclear Security Index as well as various nuclear security issues
related to NTI’s mission, including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaties, peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the nuclear fuel cycle, and
Participants included 40 young professionals and graduate students
from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the League of Arab States, Cairo
University, and the British University in Egypt. The workshop underscored the
importance of trust and cooperation on nuclear and other WMD issues in the
Middle East region and paved the way for future collaboration.
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"The NPR sets the right course by emphasizing dialogue and diplomacy, aiming to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security strategy."
Regrettably, the 10th Review Conference (RevCon) of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) concluded without agreement on a final document after the Russian Federation blocked a consensus outcome.