Daniel Horner became editor of Arms Control Today in April 2009. Prior to joining ACA, Dan was senior editor with the Platts Nuclear Group, which publishes Nucleonics Week, NuclearFuel, and Inside NRC. At Platts, Dan wrote and edited articles on national and international issues dealing with nuclear power and proliferation. While with Platts he received an award for Editorial Excellence in Newsletter Journalism from the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation. Before working with Platts, he was a managing editor with Exchange/Monitor Publications, and deputy director of the Nuclear Control Institute, where he helped develop domestic and international strategies for the institute's efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Dan holds a master's degree from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a bachelor's degree from Yale University.
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Participants in a forum at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last month proposed that countries trying to create a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East “identify specific and practical confidence-building measures” and recognize that “declarations of good intentions could be a first step to [breaking] the current stalemate,” according to an IAEA summary of the meeting.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is preparing to send inspectors to two previously undeclared sites in Libya, the organization said in a Nov. 4 press release.
The organizers of a planned 2012 conference on creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the Middle East have chosen a Finnish diplomat as the coordinator and Finland as the host country, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an Oct. 14 press statement.
With a treaty-imposed deadline for destruction of all chemical weapons stockpiles less than seven months away, diplomats are scrambling to avoid a crisis over the officially acknowledged fact that Russia and the United States, the holders of the world’s largest stockpiles of those weapons, will not eliminate them by that date.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on Sept. 2 that it would host a forum Nov. 21-22 to discuss the experiences of existing nuclear-weapon-free zones and how they “could be relevant to the Middle East.”