Nuclear Energy News

Between Aid and Restriction: Changing Soviet Policies toward China’s Nuclear Weapons Program: 1954-1960

May 22, 2012
The latest addition to the NPIHP Working Paper series explores the history of the relationship between Soviet Union and China during the 1950s and 1960s as China sought to develop a nuclear weapon with Soviet scientific and technological assistance.

NPIHP Partners Release New Documents on Indian Nuclear History

Apr 11, 2012
New archival documents on the history of India’s nuclear program from a collection of Indian nuclear physicist Homi J. Bhabha's papers.
Matias Spektor Chairs Brazil-Argentina Nuclear History Conference

NPIHP Partner Hosts Conference on Brazil's and Argentina's Nuclear History

Mar 26, 2012
NPIHP partners at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) recently hosted a critical oral history conference on the Brazilian and Argentine nuclear programs. The conference discussions suggest that scholars may need to re-evaluate the standard historical narrative which portrays Brazil and Argentina as nuclear rivals who became partners following the end of military rule in both countries.

U.N. Won’t Back Down on Iran Nuclear Inspections

Mar 13, 2012
In an exclusive interview, the head of the U.N.’s nuclear agency says it will demand Iran allow access to a key military site—even if it escalates tensions, Michael Adler reports.

Japan at a Nuclear Crossroads

Mar 12, 2012
One year after the tsunami and disaster at Fukushima, Nobuo Fukuda examines Japan's political culture and the close ties between government energy regulators and nuclear power companies that are standing in the way of public opposition to nuclear power.

Japan Earthquake Anniversary

Mar 09, 2012
Asia Program Associate Bryce Wakefield assesses coverage of the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

Latin American Program in the News: Menendez warns of Iran’s outreach to Latin America

Feb 23, 2012
Tensions over Iran's presence and influence over Latin America arise after the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing on the Iranian government’s activities in the Western hemisphere.

Iran's Offer to Talk About Its Nuclear Program Eases Tension For Now

Feb 21, 2012
“Iran showed this week that it has a policy every bit as dual track as the one the United States is pursuing against it,” writes Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler. “In a dramatic gesture, Iran stepped away from warnings of military retaliation to offer talks on a nuclear program Washington fears could lead to the bomb for the Islamic Republic.”

Cold Welcome for Iran in Latin America; ‘Vigilance’ Still Needed

Feb 16, 2012
Several Latin American governments, which a few years ago joined in showy displays of anti-U.S. solidarity, are now distancing themselves from the Ahmadinejad regime, as tensions rise over Iran’s controversial nuclear policies and new administrations take over in key capitals, The Wilson Center’s Latin America Program director said Thursday. Briefing senators on Iran’s activities in the region, Cindy Arnson added that “vigilance” still remains necessary, to guard against any state or nonstate threat in the region. “Vigilance is essential, as is evidence-based consideration of the issues,” she told the subcommittee’s hearing on Iranian activities in Latin America.
Pelindaba Nuclear Research Centre

NPIHP Releases 20 Documents on the South African Nuclear Program

Feb 01, 2012
These documents shed new light on South Africa’s unique nuclear history, from early uranium supply arrangements with the United States to the South African response to the September 1979 Vela incident.

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