Quarterly Newsletter: May 2016 
Dear Colleague, 

Welcome to the Middle East Next Generation of Arms Control Specialists Network (MENACS) quarterly newsletter. The Network was established in 2010 to develop and promote region-based approaches to arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament in the Middle East. The Network's objectives are achieved through capacity building, training, regional dialogue, knowledge dissemination and teaching by example. Below you can find the Network's latest activities, events, and publications. For more information about the Network and to subscribe to further newsletters, please visit our website.

Latest News

MENACS Provides Arabic Translation for BWC Meeting Reports

Latest Publications
MENACS Member Nilsu Goren (Turkey) Published 

MENACS Member Or Rabinowitz (Israel) Published Keeping the Bombs in the Basement

Map of Our Members
Hussain Alhowaidi (Saudi Arabia) recently completed an internship at the United Nations Implementation Support Unit of the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) in Geneva, Switzerland. One of his main tasks was preparing for the first session of the Preparatory Committee for the 8th BWC Review Conference in Geneva that took place April 26-27, 2016. He is currently working on a project to  translate English daily summary reports of BWC meetings, produced by Mr. Richard Guthrie of CBW Events, into Arabic. The first of such translations can be found here and on the MENACS website. In the past, he has also participated as a speaker on the refugee crisis in Europe and worked on a research project assessing the biological threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Hussain has a BA degree in political science and a background in scientific studies. He will graduate in August 2016 with an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

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