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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.
Thu, 2016-07-14
Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu stated on June 20, that his country would not yet be ratifying the CTBT this year as experts had expected. Netanyahu said he continues to support the treaty but that Israel’s ratification of it is dependent on regional context and appropriate timing.
Tue, 2016-07-12
Jordanian and Russian experts said they continue to work to ensure that Jordan’s first nuclear power plant will be equipped with necessary precautions in the event of an accident. On July 3, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM)