Events

Johan Slabber presents on the South African Nuclear Weapons Program

International Conference: The Historical Dimensions of South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program

Together with the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project,and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS Africa) Monash South Africa organized and hosted a landmark conference on the historical dimensions of South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program.

NPIHP Releases Largest Collection of Documents on the History of South Africa's Nuclear Program

The new collection covers the full swath of South African nuclear history, from the origins of the country’s nuclear energy research in the 1950s, through the early 1990s when it announced the existence and subsequent destruction of its nuclear program.

New publications by NPIHP Scholars

Jo-Ansie van Wyk publishes a new article titled "Atoms, Apartheid, and the Agency: South Africa’s relations with the IAEA, 1957-1995” in Cold War History and Ori Rabinowitz released her new book Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and its Cold War Deals.

NPIHP partner and former Wilson Center scholar Avner Cohen interviewed in Jerusalem Post

Avner Cohen, senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and a close NPIHP partner was recently interviewed by the Jerusalem Post on Iran’s nuclear program.

Brazilian Nuclear Cooperation with the People's Republic of China

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.

Whither Pax Atomica? - The Euromissiles Crisis and the Peace Movement of the early 1980s

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.

Sharing the Bomb among Friends: The Dilemmas of Sino-Soviet Strategic Cooperation

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.
10m Communications Relay Dish at former Allumiere NATO base

2012 Nuclear Boot Camp for Next Generation Nuclear Historians

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 Publishes on Cuban Crisis in The National Interest

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."

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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