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Atomic Condominium: The Soviet Union and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, 1958-1970

Title VIII Research Scholar Jonathan Hunt will consider both the national and international perspective to illuminate how the Kremlin turned to global nuclear governance in the 1960s to consolidate its international status.

Date & Time

Thursday
Sep. 26, 2019
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

For all the discord that has historically characterized U.S.-Soviet and later U.S.-Russia relations, limiting the further spread of nuclear weapons has been reliably common ground. Since the mid-Cold War, both powers have remained staunch champions of nuclear nonproliferation, even as relations between them have grown increasingly fraught elsewhere. How should we account for this joint campaign against new nuclear powers? Title VIII Research Scholar Jonathan Hunt considered both the national and international perspective to illuminate how the Kremlin turned to global nuclear governance in the 1960s to consolidate its international status.

Speaker

Jonathan Hunt

Jonathan Hunt

Former Title VIII Research Scholar;
Visiting scholar at the University of Southampton; assistant professor of strategy at the U.S. Air War College

Jonathan Hunt is a historian of America and the world, a visiting scholar at the University of Southampton, an assistant professor of strategy at the U.S. Air War College, and the author of The Nuclear Club: How America and the World Policed the Atom from Hiroshima to Vietnam.

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Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

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.  Read more

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