The Obstacles to a Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
It is increasingly clear that progress towards the goal of a nuclearweapon-free world, as outlined in the Report of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons,1 will require a series of regional agreements and frameworks that go beyond the scope of existing frameworks. The nuclear-weapon-free zones (NWFZ) that have been negotiated and implemented in Latin America, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia and, most recently, Africa, provide examples. Other areas in which multifaceted regional approaches will be required include South Asia, the Korean peninsula and the Middle East.
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