Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives

The Nuclear Question in the Middle East

The Nuclear Question in the Middle East research initiative looks into nuclear proliferation concerns associated with ambitious goals to introduce nuclear power in the Gulf states, with an emphasis on the United Arab Emirates. The outcome of this research initiative is a uniquely comprehensive book of great originality, with contributions from some of the most renowned specialists of nuclear politics in the Middle East, tackling a contentious issue with informed scholarly insight.

Click here for a theoretical background of the research initiative and the outlined scope of the project.

The Nuclear Question in the Middle East
  • Click here to read about "The Nuclear Question in the Middle East" Working Group Meeting I
  • Click here to read about "The Nuclear Question in the Middle East" Working Group Meeting II

​As part of its Research and Scholarship initiatives, CIRS organizes several ongoing Working Groups that convene in Doha to examine a variety of international issues. The primary purpose of CIRS research initiatives is to fill in existing research gaps, and to contribute towards furthering knowledge on the prevailing issues related to security, economic stability, and the political realm of the region. Each of these projects involves some of the most prominent scholars of the Middle East and the Gulf region. Each scholar participating will be working on a specific sub-topic, under the overarching subject.

Working Group Meetings

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Mehran Kamrava, ed., The Nuclear Question in the Middle East (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2012). 

nuclear"The Nuclear Question in the Middle East," CIRS Summary Report no. 4 (Doha, Qatar: Center for International and Regional Studies, 2012).