Armament Escalation and Regional Security in the Middle East
This paper is a critical evaluation of the challenges of the insecurity posed by the production of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the Middle East. It argues that the insecurity in the Middle East particularly arise as a result of the alteration of the regional military balance, destruction as a result of covert means and as a result of defense mechanism which has consistently endangered the lives and properties of the inhabitants of the Region. The paper concludes that unless the crisis between the Israelis and the Arab World is resolved and Arabs are prepared to accept the existence of the State of Israel and as long as the Israelis face what they regard as an existential threat, they are going to be reluctant to surrender what they see as an ultimate guarantor of their security.
Keywords: Proliferation, security, defence, destruction.