Martin B. Malin

Articles by Martin B. Malin

14 August 2013

Banning WMD from the Middle East

Mansour SalsabiliEhud EiranMartin B. MalinAyman Khalil

The place: Helsinki. The time: 2012. The event: A landmark conference that would mark the greatest success so far in long-running efforts to establish in the Middle East a zone free of weapons of mass destruction. The conference didn't happen. Does that mean the process is dead?

5 August 2013

The time is now

In Round Two, Ayman Khalil asked his fellow authors to weigh in on whether the effort to create a WMD-free zone in the Middle East is dead.

8 July 2013

Fundamental reassessments required

My colleagues and I agree on two fundamental points: that it is desirable to initiate a process toward banning weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East and that such a process will be long and difficult.

21 June 2013

Getting back on track

In November of last year, when efforts to organize a Middle East WMD-Free Zone Conference collapsed, the US State Department chalked up the failure to “present conditions in the Middle East and the fact that states in the region have not reached agreement on acceptable conditions for a conferenc

28 May 2012

Unconventional wisdom

Martin B. Malin

As negotiations with Iran over the future of its nuclear program inch toward a possible deal, another intractable Middle East problem with a nuclear dimension is likely to start getting more serious attention. It is the question of whether there is any chance that Israel, Iran, and their Arab neighbors will agree to discuss establishing a regional zone free of all nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and their delivery systems.