Pugwash Reports on the Middle East

The Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs has recently published the following reports on the Middle East.

Report: Roundtable on the Nuclear Program of Iran, Herzliya, Israel, 6 January 2012
This workshop took place at a time of significantly increased tension between Iran and the West. Participants explored the development of Iran’s nuclear program, its impact on Israel’s security, increasing threats of a possible military attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, and prospects for a negotiated settlement.

Report: Iran, The Arab Spring , & Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine, 7 January 2012
This workshop addressed Palestinian perspectives on the nuclear file of Iran and the dangers posed by possible future military action against Iranian nuclear facilities. Historic efforts at reconciliation among Palestinian parties and current strategies emphasizing non-violent approaches were highlighted.

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