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.
The Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program is pleased to announce the publication of an Occasional Paper, “A 21st Century Vision for U.S. Global Media,” by Wilson Center Senior Scholar A. Ross Johnson and R. Eugene Parta.
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce its first document reader, produced in collaboration with the Cold War International History Project and entitled The Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War: 1977-1987.
NPIHP Issue Briefs offer useful insights and perspectives on contemporary nuclear policy issues from international nuclear historians. More than just formulaic ‘lessons from history,’ these Issue Briefs provide archivally-grounded background, context and nuance to current issues for political scientists and government officials who are confronted with complex nuclear challenges.
CLOSES JUNE 5, 2013: The History and Public Policy program is in search of a Program Assistant that will be responsible for the day to day administrative duties such as serving as a point-of-contact with the general public by receiving visitors and providing information related to program activities; widely disseminating information about project activities through online newsletters, automated mailing lists, the project’s website, and other avenues; performing research related duties, and other duties as assigned. Please read the full job opportunity announcement for more information and how to apply.
NPIHP Working Paper #1. If India had presented the world with a nuclear fait accompli, the eminent Indian journalist Amalendu Das Gupta mused in 1987, “the Americans and their allies would have been angry; the Russians would have been unhappy."
New archival documents on the history of India’s nuclear program from a collection of Indian nuclear physicist Homi J. Bhabha's papers.
A new review essay by NPIHP Senior Advisor and Director of the University of Texas at Austin's Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law Francis J. Gavin scrutinizes the long-standing debate on nuclear proliferation between scholars Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz. Gavin concludes that Sagan and Waltz should update their arguments to reflect new insights from the archives, and formulate recommendations which acknowledge the real world complexity, uncertainty and time pressures which policy-makers face.
Paper proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the George Washington University on April 25-27, 2013.