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The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews, and other empirical sources. At the Wilson Center, it is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.

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Recognizing that today’s toughest nuclear challenges have deep roots in the past, the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project seeks to transcend the East vs. West paradigm to work towards an integrated international history of nuclear weapon proliferation. NPIHP’s research aims to fill in the blank and blurry pages of nuclear history in order to contribute to robust scholarship and effective policy decisions.

NPIHP was founded thanks to a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York in 2011. Current partner institutions include:

  • The University of Roma Tre
  • The IAEA History Research Project, University of Vienna
  • Center for the Documentation of the Contemporary History of Brazil, Getulio Vargas Foundation
  • Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Johannesburg
  • Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore
  • Center for Nonproliferation, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University
  • Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Stockholm
  • The Nuclear Vault, National Security Archive