Disarmament and International Security Committee


Gregory Yeo

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Topic A: Nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle-East Nuclear non-proliferation refers to halt in spread of reliance toward nuclear power as the source for harnessing both economic and military power. In modern day context, he Middle-east consists of but not limited to countries such as, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Qatar, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The countries listed above are the countries which are more of concern in the nuclear power dynamic in the Middle-east. Since 1970, the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has been implemented as an international treaty which aids in the prevention of misguided usage of nuclear energy and weaponry. Cooperation between countries in accurately following the treaty provides peaceful means of use in terms of nuclear materials. Recently, many states in the Middle-east have chosen to use nuclear energy to boost her own countries’ wealth and military power. Although they are kept in check by treaties such as the NPT, the rise in terrorism such as ISIS, in the Middle-east has sparked a cause for disturbance. With the ability to take over Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMD), in the form of nuclear warheads, terrorists if given the chance, have enough destructive force to inje...

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