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

NPIHP is pleased to announce the largest ever release of documents on South Africa’s nuclear history.

Going Beyond Nuclear: New Energy Security Realities for Japan and the United States

The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has forced Japan to reconsider its energy policy, and as the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the crisis triggered by the March 2011earthquake, public opinion remains deeply divided about the country’s future energy policy including nuclear power. The United States, too, is facing its own challenges, as a bonanza in natural gas within its borders in recent years is redefining the meaning of energy independence.

Environmental Film Festival: 'Vision: The PORTSfuture Projects'

The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) in southern Ohio was the last of three plants built to enrich military-grade uranium in the United States. Since the end of the Cold War, the plant has been decommissioned, and in 2006, it began the process of decontamination. This film, Vision: The PORTSfuture Projects, documents the efforts of PORTSfuture, a community outreach program funded by the U.S.

Issue Brief #2 - How to Become a Customer: Lessons from the Nuclear Negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Romania in the 1960s

NPIHP Issue Brief #2: Civil nuclear cooperation agreements have returned to the nuclear policy limelight due to several recent deals, including those with India in 2005, with the UAE in 2009 and Vietnam in 2010. Despite their popularity and apparent utility, civil nuclear cooperation agreement negotiations are fraught with the possibility of deception.

NPIHP Partners Host Intensive Program on European Nuclear Issues

NPIHP Partners the Department of Contemporary History/University of Vienna and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) hosted the first Erasmus Intensive Program "Atoms for EUrope," together with a number of other European academic institutions including Eoetvoes Lorand University, Budapest; the University of Augsburg;

Containing Russia’s Nuclear Firebirds: Harmony and Change at the International Science and Technology Center

Cosponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory

In Containing Russia’s Nuclear Firebirds, Glenn E. Schweitzer explores the life and legacy of the International Science and Technology Center in Moscow. He makes the case that the center’s unique programs can serve as models for promoting responsible science in many countries of the world.

Changing Energy: Canada and the United States

Americans are generally surprised to learn that more of the energy that the United States imports comes from Canada than from any other country. Really, you say? The United States imports 2.7 million barrels of crude oil and refined products from Canada every day, representing 24 percent of total petroleum imports—about twice what is imported from Saudi Arabia. Approximately 20 percent of the uranium used in U.S. nuclear power plants comes from Canada. And of the natural gas that the United States does import, 90 percent of it comes from Canada, which is 13 percent of U.S.