SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Confidence and Regional Security Building

The project is intended to adopt an up-scalable, phased approach and include stakeholders who are regional or military experts or from academia, government or NGOs. Although the project is intended to be applicable globally it will include specific regional feasibility-case studies, probably focussing on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Cambodia/Thailand border region. This will build on CISD's Conferences on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone which looked at regional security and in particular the implications, obstacles and possibilities of such a zone. The project is part of CISD's Disarmament and Globalisation research programme and builds upon previous work.

Project documents

Project Outline (pdf; 72kb)  document, including project summary, rationale and objectives
Project Concept paper 'Reviving and Globalising Conventional Disarmament and Confidence Building' (pdf; 115kb)  by Paul Schulte
Weapons Reduction Treaty Provisions (pdf; 132kb)   (Key excerpts from selected treaties)

Project Participants

  • Martin Butcher (ATT Lead, Oxfam). Martin is a policy advisor for Oxfam on Arms and the Arms Trade Treaty. He was formerly interim Director and Senior Visiting Fellow at British American Security Information Council (BASIC).
  • Dan Plesch (Director, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, SOAS). Dan has been involved in NGO leadership and landmines & small arms since the 1980s.
  • Paul Schulte (Non-Resident Senior Associate, Carnegie Europe & Carnegie Nuclear Policy). Paul is also Senior Visiting Fellow for the Disarmament and Globalisation Programme in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, and Senior Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College London.
  • Kevin Miletic Project Manager and PhD candidate at the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, SOAS University of London