Vol. 16 No. 34 , 2010
A Nuclear Free Zone in the Middle East

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Table of Contents
  1. The Steps to Be Taken Before It Is Too Late ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  2. Focus
  3. Israels Nuclear Future: Iran, Opacity and the Vision of Global Zero ( )
    When facing the Iranian nuclear challenge, it is time for Israel to think “out of the box.”
    By Avner Cohen Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  4. Iranian Perspectives on the Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons ( )
    Glimmers of hope exist given the U.S. administration’s commitment to find a negotiated solution and Iran’s nuanced responses to international pressures and offers of negotiations.
    By Anoushiravan Ehteshami Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  5. Palestine and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ( )
    In examining the impact of the Israeli and Iranian nuclear positions on the Middle East and the Palestine-Israel conflict, in particular, it is in the interest of the Palestinians as part of their quest for statehood to have a clear position in favor of the NPT.
    By Jamil Rabah Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  6. Israel’s Nuclear Armament ( )
    Israel’s official and unofficial positions regarding nuclear arms and the reasons and motives behind Israel’s policy of ambiguity.
    By Sa’ad AbuDayyeh Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  7. Meeting the Iranian Challenge ( )
    The best way for Israel to combat the perceived Iranian threat is to embrace the Arab Peace Initiative, do the two-state bargain with the Palestinians and conclude a deal with Syria.
    By Tony Klug Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  8. The Iranian Factor in the Arab-Israeli Conflict ( )
    The Iranian issue should be dealt with as a challenge that could pave the way for strategies that lead to a sustainable Middle East peace and to stability in the region.
    By Walid Salem Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  9. Disarmament Education and Epistemic Community: A Weapons of Mass Destruction- Free Zone in the Middle East ( )
    A discussion about the dilemmas and debates surrounding the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) and potential ways forward.
    By Poul-Erik Christiansen and Dan Plesch Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  10. The 2010 NPT Review and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities ( )
    The NPT Review Conference this year is an excellent opportunity to revitalize crucial efforts to reach the aim of Nuclear Zero in the Middle East.
    By Sameh Aboul-Enein Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  11. Can the Islamic Bomb Become a Reality? ( )
    The possibility of Muslim countries possessing nuclear weapons and what that would signify on a global scale.
    By Pervez Hoodbhoy Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  12. From an Old Nuclear Order to a New Anti-Nuclear Order ( )
    The ideology behind the old nuclear order is becoming obsolete, and a new initiative toward a nuclear-free world is crucial for any peaceful solution in the Middle East.
    By Issam Makhoul Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  13. Peace, Law and Nuclear Weapons (As Seen by Two Jews and an Arab ( )
    International legal opinion says that nuclear disarmament will remain the ultimate goal of al1 action in the field of nuclear weapons.
    By Peter Weiss Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  14. Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives in the Run-Up to the 2010 NPT Review Conference ( )
    An overview of recent disarmament initiatives at the onset of the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty’s 2010 Review Conference and the challenges in light of possible Middle East proliferation.
    By Rebecca Johnson Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  15. Creating an Anti-Nuclear Movement in Israel ( )
    A nuclear war would produce dire consequences for the Middle East, making the organization of a grassroots anti-nuclear movement a key priority.
    By Sharon Dolev Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  16. The Nuclear Trap ( )
    The best solution for the anxiety in Israel about nuclear developments is a total nuclear disarmament in the region.
    By Boas Evron Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  17. The Nuclear Option and Peace in the Middle East ( )
    Israel’s nuclear option is not any less dangerous than Iran’s, but comprehensive peace will bring an end to Israeli and Iranian nuclear claims.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  18. No More Holocausts ( )
    Looking back at Auschwitz and Hiroshima, looking forward towards a nuclear-free Middle East.
    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  19. Iran, Israel and the U.S.: Resolving the Nuclear Impasse ( )

    By Richard Silverstein Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  20. Viewpoint
  21. The Nuclear Threat: Israelis and Palestinians Are Doomed to Live or Die Together ( )
    Someone will have to take the lead in the dance of diplomacy that Israel and Palestine are engaged in.
    By Mubarak Awad and Edy Kaufman Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  22. From the Margins to the Mainstream: Impact of Extreme Religious Discourse in Israel ( )
    Extreme statements by religious authorities reflect a movement from a border-based to an ethnic conflict.
    By Menachem Klein Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  23. Arabic Language and Culture in Israel Could Be an Object of Pride, but Is Not ( )
    The sidelining of Arabic in Israeli culture is a loss for the entire nation.
    By Torkel Lindquist Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  24. IAEA Resolution on Implementation of NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran ( )

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  25. Book Review
  26. Water Resources in the Middle East: Israel-Palestinian Water Issues - From Conflict to Cooperation ( )
    edited by Hillel Shuval and Hassan Dweik.
    By Olli Ruohomäki Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  27. My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century by Adina Hoffman. ( )

    By Mya Guarnieri Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  28. Culture
  29. The End of Spring ( )
    Excerpts from Sahar Kalifeh’s very human novel The End of Spring about the Palestinian struggle during the 2002 siege of Yasser Arafat’s Ramallah headquarters.
    By Sahar Khalifeh Vol. 16 No. 34 2010
  30. Documents
  31. UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/63/38 ( )
    Establishment of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in the Region of the Middle East
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  32. UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/63/84 ( )
    The Risk of Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East
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  33. NPT/CONF.2010/PC.I/WP.28 ( )
    Implementation of the resolution on the Middle East adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Submitted to the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference by Oman on behalf of the League of Arab States.
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  34. Israeli Grassroots Anti-Nuclear Movement, 2009-2010 ( )
    Prepared by Sharon Dolev
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