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Mon, 2016-12-12
The Eleventh Annual Workshop of the Radiation Measurement Cross Calibration Network (RMCC) was convened today at the premises of the Middle East Scientific Institute for Security (MESIS). The 3-day workshop seeks to build core competencies in radioanalysis capabilities in the Middle East by facilitating the exchange of expertise and fostering dialogue to improve methods.
Wed, 2016-12-07
An inauguration ceremony for the Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR), a 5-megawatt reactor and the first nuclear reactor in Jordan, was held on December 7, 2016, following the completion of the hot commissioning tests by the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) earlier this month. In addition to the reactor, which was constructed on the Jordan University for Science and Technology campus, the project contains service buildings, a training center, and a facility to treat radioactive waste.
Sun, 2016-12-04
On November 16, 2016, the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS) hosted the 10th edition of the Amman Security Colloquium, which seeks to address regional challenges to peace and stability in the Middle East.
Sun, 2016-12-04
The most recent publication issue of the International Journal of Nuclear Security (IJNS) on Education and Training includes an article on “The Role of Cultural Awareness in Nuclear Security Programs,” which was co-authored by Al-Sharif Nasser bin Nasser (Managing Director of MESIS), Jasmine Auda (MESIS), and Katherine Bachner (Brookhaven National Laboratory).
Thu, 2016-12-01
Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement (NSC) is an unprecedented design and construction project by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) that aims to ultimately transform Chernobyl into an environmentally safe and secure state by 2017. On November 29, 2016, the NSC structure was moved over a distance of 327 meters from its assembly point to its final position, completely enclosing a previous makeshift shelter that was hastily assembled immediately after the 1986 accident.
Mon, 2016-11-07
The Middle East Next Generation of Arms Control Specialists (MENACS), which seeks to develop and nurture indigenous arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament processes and expertise in the Middle East, has launched a new website, The website aims to raise public awareness of biological weapons threats and of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in order to garner the support and effort that are needed to achieve universalization of the BWC.
Sun, 2016-10-30
On October 27, 2016, The UN General Assembly First Committee voted to adopt Resolution A/C.1/71/L.41, on “Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations.” The Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC) is a proposed treaty, which, if adopted, would outlaw the use, possession, development, testing, deployment, and transfer of nuclear weapons.
Mon, 2016-10-17
In a recent interview with the Jordanian Al Ghad newspaper, Dr. Khaled Toukan, Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), discussed the country’s nuclear power program. He stated that JAEC, in cooperation with the Jordan Nuclear Power Company (JNPC), would explore the prospects for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) over the coming decade.
Mon, 2016-09-26
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2310, which urges all states that have not yet signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty to do so, was adopted by the 15-member Council at a meeting on maintenance of international peace and security on September 23, 2016.
Wed, 2016-08-24
A specialized team from the Research Laboratories and Information Directorate at the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) has recently extracted Uranium from ores in central Jordan in order to begin production of yellow cake—this is seen as one of the fundamental components for capitalizing on the presence of Uranium in the country.