During the May 2018 Geneva session of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) the GCSP co-organised a side event with its partners (Academic Orchestra Middle East, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Geneva Office, and Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung). On this occasion, a scholar from Egypt, Mona Ahmed Saleh, and a scholar from Israel, Shemuel Meir, presented papers on new Egyptian and Israeli approaches to the issue of a WMD-free Zone in the Middle East. They advocate parallel tracks for informal dialogue allowing both sides to take into consideration their national security concerns while promoting disarmament in the region.
POLICY FORUM No. 14: Tenth Cooperative Idea: “A New Egyptian Track II Approach to the WMD/DVs-Free Zone in the Middle East/Gulf” by Mona Ahmed Saleh
POLICY FORUM No. 15: Eleventh Cooperative Idea: “A Comprehensive Israeli Concept for a WMD/DVs-Free Zone in the Middle East/Gulf” by Shemuel Meir