In the early 1980s, Brazilian nuclear activities were facing stark challenges. The 1975 Brazil-West German nuclear cooperation agreement had inspired strong opposition from the US and elsewhere. The landmark agreement provided for reactor construction and the transfer of uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing capabilities that would give Brazil mastery of the entire nuclear fuel cycle. Officials in Washington viewed the agreement as a major proliferation risk.
As the failure of Pax Atomica seemed more and more imminent, the soaring anxiety, alarm, apprehension and mistrust of the national governments across Europe contributed to the success of the 1980s peace movement.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the release of four new documents on Sino-Soviet nuclear cooperation translated into English for the first time. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 43, Austin Jersild introduces the documents, which illustrate the difficulties of Sino-Soviet military cooperation at the lower levels of exchange and collaboration.
For ten days in June, 2012, the Wilson Center’s Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), in cooperation with the University of Roma Tre, hosted its second annual “Nuclear Boot Camp” at the former Allumiere NATO base outside of Rome, Italy.
Francis J. Gavin, NPIHP Senior Advisor and Director of UT Austin's Robert S Strauss Center for International Security and Law, writes in The National Interest about the "three key questions that should frame any discussion of the Cuban Missile Crisis."
British Foreign Policy Elites and the Euromissiles Crisis
NPIHP is pleased to announce the receipt of a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This generous grant will enable the project to continue and expand its ongoing research and intellectual capacity building activities around the world.
Researchers at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, India have released a new collection of archival documents on important aspects of Indian nuclear history.
NPIHP’s partners at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the Indian Pugwash Society will host a lecture on "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program: Reminisces of the Early Years" with prominent physicist and nuclear policy advisor Prof. M.G.K. Menon, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, and former director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
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Experts & Staff
- Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
- Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
- Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
- CIMA—Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies
- Department of Contemporary History/University of Vienna
- East China Normal University—Center for Cold War International History Studies
- ETH Zurich—Center for Security Studies
- Fundacao Getulio Vargas—Center for the Documentation of the Contemporary History of Brazil
- Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
- Interdisciplinary Center Herzilya
- James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
- Monash South Africa
- The National Security Archive
- The University of Texas at Austin’s Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law
- Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol
- Stockholm University Graduate School of International Studies Stockholm University