Dr. Michele Gaietta is research consultant for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on nuclear related projects. His research focuses on nuclear security, nuclear safeguards and the analysis of supply/demand drivers of nuclear proliferation. He published several works on the Iranian nuclear program in collaboration with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He is the author of "The Trajectory of Iran's Nuclear Program", published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015.
Global security: nuclear proliferation in the ME and the Iranian File
The course aims to outline the trajectory of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, moving from past attempts made by regional states to develop nuclear programs with potential military capabilities to current challenges and future scenarios related to the evolution of the Iranian nuclear program. Lessons are organized examining: Technical, legal and motivational aspects of nuclear proliferation; Evolution of Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Iran’s nuclear programs; Iran’s nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and its impact on regional nuclear trends (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey); Non-proliferation tools for the Middle East.