CTP began working in the Near East in 2001, supporting executive exchanges with the United Arab Emirates that grew into foundational export control training. In recent years, our efforts in this region broadened to a dozen countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Our experience in Jordan typifies of our work in the region. Beginning in 2004, our training focused on the legal foundations of export control, eventually branching out to include licensing training, industry-government outreach, and proliferation awareness. Working with a variety of Jordanian partners in Amman, CTP helped multiple agencies work together to gradually develop and reinforce a functioning strategic trade control system in line with international standards. Another example is the Palestinian Territories, where CTP has conducted nine anti-terrorism training workshops since fall 2007, including Vital Installation Security, Interdicting Terrorist Activities, VIP Protection, and Instructor Development to institutionalize this knowledge within the recipient organizations.
As with our work in other regions, we developed local partners and service providers in each country to enable us to conduct programs and individual events more effectively.