Not in Residence
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
Paolo Foradori is a Senior Lecturer at the School of International Studies of the University of Trento (Italy) and was recently a Marie Curie Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California. He is a former official with the United Nations and served in the Russian Federation, the Balkans, and Afghanistan. His main research interests include international relations, security studies, European foreign and security policy, and nonproliferation. He is currently working on nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East and tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
How can the states of the Middle East begin to create the political conditions for achieving sustained progress toward the elimination of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons? This paper examines the challenges and obstacles that the parties of the region will need to overcome to bring a WMD-free zone into force, and recommends near-term steps for improving regional security.