The Middle East and the 'Nuclear Question'

The Middle East remains one of the most troubled and unstable regions in the world, with violent hotspots and conflicts causing foreign policy leaders around the world headaches and often frustration.

One of the most hotly debated issues is the 'nuclear question', focussing on Iran’s 'right to enrich' uranium. Looking beyond the negotiations with Iran and the final details of the deal to be worked out by 30th June, this very timely event will focus on the long-term role of nuclear energy in the Middle East, discussing the role of existing and potential other nuclear powers in the region, including the United States, Israel and Saudi-Arabia. Kindly hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies we are delighted to invite you to a panel discussion with

Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS, 
who has had a distinguished 26-year career in the US Department of State before coming to IISS and has lectured throughout Europe, North America and Asia and frequently commented on proliferation and disarmament on BBC, NPR and other news outlets;

Jonathan Wood, Associate Director at Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks,
who leads Control Risks’ Global Issues practice, providing analysis and consultancy on global political, operational, security and integrity risks and also leads the analysis of transnational terrorism, geopolitics and energy security;

Dr Hassan Elbahtimy, Research Associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, King’s College,
who has a vast knowledge of nuclear politics in the Middle East and whose research interests include how non-nuclear weapon states develop and implement policies in the nuclear field and the role international organisations play

There will be a reception starting at 6.30pm, with the panel discussion commencing at 7pm. 


July 02, 2015 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
International Institute for Strategic Studies
Arundel House 13-15 Arundel Street
London WC2R 3DX
United Kingdom
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