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Sun, 2015-07-26
Two independent U.K. groups, Conflict Armament Research (CAR) and Sahan Research, claim that ISIS has used chemical munitions against Kurdish forces and civilian populations three times in the last month. According to their research, ISIS converted suicide bombs and improvised explosive devices to contain chlorine and other chemical agents.
Sun, 2015-07-12
A Raytheon-built border security operations center is now functional in Jordan three months ahead of schedule at a cost of $79m. The system was funded by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency and will bolster security of Jordanian borders from ongoing regional conflicts.
Mon, 2015-06-29
The Wall Street Journal reported that US intelligence sources were increasingly concerned that the Assad regime would use chemical weapons on a large scale as part of a last resort effort to protect government strongholds.
Mon, 2015-06-22
The European Union’s Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, Marcos Sefcovic, recently said that Turkey needs to develop an adequate framework to ensure a high level of nuclear in support of its EU accession process.
Tue, 2015-06-16
Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has recently introduced a series of publications called Energy Technology Distillates. The second distillate entitled, “Small Modular Reactors: A Window on Nuclear Energy,”
Sun, 2015-05-31
The 26th meeting of the Council of the SESAME project was hosted by UNESCO in Paris on May 26-27. SESAME, Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, is a major intergovernmental scientific facility under construction near Amman, Jordan, whose members are Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority, and is modeled after CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Wed, 2015-05-27
At the conclusion of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Tiara Shaya possess some poignant questions about the prospects of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone initiative in the Middle East amidst a failed NPT Review Conference.
Wed, 2015-05-06
In a press conference with the Director of Exercises and Training at the U.S. Central Command, Major General Rick Mattson, JAF’s Director of Doctrine and Joint Training Brigadier General Fahed Al Damen announced on Tuesday the official opening of 2015 Eager Lion.
Wed, 2015-04-29
In a recent opinion piece in the Arms Control and Regional Security for the Middle East blog, Karim Kamel offers his thoughts about ways to salvage the proposal to establish a Middle East free of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the upcoming Review Conference (RevCon) of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
Tue, 2015-04-28
A special collection of declassified documents published last week by the National Security Archive at George Washington University, the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows how Israel evaded and blocked US efforts to uncover its secret nuclear program.