Middle East outreach seminar on HCoC in Amman

28 September 2016

On 28 September 2016, the FRS organised, in collaboration with the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS), a regional outreach seminar in Amman directed towards non-subscribing states in the region. This event was held at the University of Jordan.

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS 

  • Dr. Ayman KHALIL, Director, ACSIS
  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Egidijus NAVIKAS, Head of Politics, Press and Information Section, Delegation of the European Union to Jordan
  • H.E. Azamat BERDIBAY, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Jordan

 

I/ THE HCoC AGAINST THE PROLIFERATION OF BALLISTIC MISSILES: UNIVERSALITY, IMPLEMENTATION & VISIBILITY

  • Bruno HANSES, Senior Expert, European External Action Service
  • Nurken URMANTAYEV, Counsellor, Department for Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan
  • Qasim Ali HUSSEIN, Head of the Delivery Means Department at the Iraqi National Monitoring Authority for Non-proliferation, Iraq
  • Dr. Bernd KUBBIG, Coordinator, Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Presentation by current HCoC Chair of progress and challenges relating to universality, implementation, and visibility
  • The role of the Code and other TCBMs in regional dynamics and the regional security environment: the view of a Middle East signatory country
  • The concrete meaning of implementing the HCoC, as perceived by a signatory state
  • Successes and challenges of the HCoC in today’s environment

 

II/ CURRENT TRENDS CONCERNING SPACE LAUNCH TECHNOLOGIES & CAPABILITIES: DYNAMICS OF SPACE LAUNCH AND FUTURE USES OF SPACE APPLICATIONS 

  • Alexandre HOUNDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Karlygash AKHMETOVA, Senior expert of the International Space Law Directorate of the Aerospace Committee, Kazakhstan

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • The characteristics of the development of space launch technologies
  • The evolution of the satellite industry and its impact upon the space launch sector
  • Interactions between the Code and a civilian space programme

 

III/ CURRENT TRENDS CONCERNING BALLISTIC MISSILES TECHNOLOGIES AND PROLIFERATION: GENERAL & REGIONAL VIEWS

  • Gawdat BAHGAT, National Defense University, United States
  • Dennis GORMLEY, University of Pittsburgh, United States
  • Dr. Sitki EGELI, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • The current regional state of play in the ballistic-missile field
  • Issues and challenges arising from this context
  • Proliferation rationales in the Middle East
  • Issues arising from dual-use technologies and related strategies
  • Comparative perspectives between the implementation and challenges of the HCoC and the WMDFZ in the Middle East Initiative

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 

  • Al Sharif Nasser BIN NASSER, Head of the CBRN CoE in Jordan
    • Fighting WMD Proliferation in the Middle East

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS 

  • Dr. Jean-François DAGUZAN, Deputy Director, FRS
  • Dr. Ayman KHALIL, Director, ACSIS
  • Bruno HANSES, EEAS

The seminar was echoed in the following article published in the Jordanian newspaper Ad-Dustour

It was also mentioned on Jordanian national television:

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