Together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas, NPIHP has published two new Research Updates on Brazil's nuclear history.
In the first Research Update published today, author Dani K. Nedal explains how Brazil-Iraqi relations flourished in the mid-1970s, thanks to Brazil's efforts to obtain guaranteed supplies of oil at discounted prices. By the early 1980s this relationship took on a nuclear dimension as Brazil reportedly agreed to trade uranium for discounted oil.
The second of these new Research Updates explores Brazilian-Argentine nuclear relations in the years between India's 1974 nuclear test, which author Rodrigo Mallea explains highlighted for both countries the similarities in their views of the global non-proliferation regime, and the signing of the first formal nuclear cooperation agreement between Brazil and Argentina in May 1980.
Today's release is the most recent in a series of joint NPIHP-FGV document releases which have shed light upon such topics as the origins and evolution of Brazil's nuclear program from 1947-2011, US efforts to stall Brazilian nuclear development in the 1970s, the first attempt at Argentine-Brazilian nuclear cooperation, and Brazil-South African nuclear relations.
Visit the Wilson Center's Digital Archive for more declassified and translated archival documents on Brazil's nuclear history.