The Wilson Center and Nuclear History
Nov 04, 2014
An international conference on comparative perspectives of Italy's nuclear history, hosted in Trieste on 13-15 November 2014. more
Oct 30, 2014
NPIHP partner East China Normal University hosted a conference on "China's First Bomb and the International Response." more
Oct 29, 2014
Or Rabinowitz explores the nuclear understanding between Ronald Reagan and South African Foreign Minister R.F. "Pik" Botha on South African Nuclear testing. more
An international conference on comparative perspectives of Italy's nuclear history, hosted in Trieste on 13-15 November 2014.
NPIHP partner East China Normal University hosted a conference on "China's First Bomb and the International Response."
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazil relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and with other countries, and Brazil’s evolving role in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime.
Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the fifth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy from 12-22 June 2015.
October 03, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Matthew Jones speaks on the Chevaline Program, a highly-secret project begun in 1970 to improve the penetration performance of the UK's force of Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missiles in order to give them the capability to overcome Soviet ABM defenses deployed around Moscow. The event will explore the program's background, its problems, and how it became one of the most controversial episodes in post-war British defense policy.
July 08, 2014 // 9:30am — 11:00am
June 25, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
In this presentation, Benoit Pelopidas argues that the French understanding of the outcome of the Cuban missile crisis as a diplomatic victory rather than a result of good fortune could lead to an overconfidence in nuclear safety and security in France. Beyond the French example, Dr. Pelopidas’ analysis unveils the ways in which collective memory can create retrospective illusions of nuclear safety and security.
Or Rabinowitz explores the nuclear understanding between Ronald Reagan and South African Foreign Minister R.F. "Pik" Botha on South African Nuclear testing.
Mariana Budjeryn investigates the security assurances made by the United States and Russia to Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union. These assurances, inscribed in the so-called “Budapest Memorandum” were designed to encourage Ukraine to ratify START I—otherwise known as the Lisbon Protocol—and return their entire nuclear arsenal to Russia for dismantling.
Three years ago, an earthquake unleashed a powerful tsunami that slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors. On the eve of the anniversary of the disaster, we spoke with Japan’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Hideki Makihara.
Lecturer, University of Bristol
Benoît Pelopidas is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Bristol and an affiliate of CISAC, Stanford University. His research investigates the effects of particular understandings of nuclear history on the framing of current and future nuclear weapons policies, with particular...
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project Nuclear Boot Camp Alumna (2011)
Christine M. Leah recently completed her PhD at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University. Previously, she was a summer associate at the RAND Corporation, a research intern at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Singapore, the French Ministry...
Crispin Rovere served as ACT International Affairs Policy Committee convener for the governing Australian Labor Party (2010-2012), founding member of the Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) (2010-2012), and Pacific Forum Young Leade...