The Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) Project, which will be carried out over three years, has four objectives:
To fill an important research gap related to how the issue of the ME WMDFZ has evolved over time, including lessons for current and future prospects;
To build analytic capacity to support new thinking on regional security issues and the zone, including drawing on lessons from the establishment of other regional nuclear free zones;
To collect ideas and develop new proposals on how to move forward on this issue;
And to foster inclusive dialogue among experts and policymakers on regional security issues and the zone, which in turn could contribute to ongoing multilateral processes.