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The Ayatollah's Nuclear Gamble: the Human Cost of Military Strikes against Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Khosrow B. Semnani, author of “The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble,” discussed his recent report on the potential impact of targeting Iranian nuclear facilities on surrounding population centers. Robert Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Director of International Security Studies at the Wilson Center provided comments on the report.

Explaining Nuclear Forbearance: A Case Study on Sweden

Why did Sweden choose, in the late 1960s, to abandon its long-standing nuclear weapons plans? A number of historical investigations have analyzed some aspects of this issue, particularly as it related to the public political debate in Sweden and the formulation of the Swedish defense doctrine in the postwar years.

Chernobyl: From Early Warnings to the Aftermath

Photo: Entrance gate to the Chernobyl reactor zone (2009)

NPIHP is pleased to announce the addition of new documents on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to its online Digital Archive. Four documents chart the unfolding crisis, from early warning signs during the plant's construction in 1979, to the first urgent report of a catastrophic accident on April 26, to post-disaster analysis tracking the radioactive fallout from Ukraine.

Cuban Missile Crisis: Nuclear Order of Battle

Robert S. Norris, senior fellow for nuclear policy at the Federation of American Scientists will lead a Wilson Center panel discussion entitled, "Cuban Missile Crisis: Nuclear Order of Battle." The event will take place during the 50th anniversary of the 13 day crisis.

The Russian Far East: Future Opportunities and Challenges to Russia's Window on the Pacific Rim

Rensselaer W. Lee III, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute

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Summer Institute on the International History of Nuclear Weapons

The SHAFR Summer Institute: From the Manhattan Project to the Global Nuclear Disarmament Movement

14-19 June 2013

Fall 2012 NPIHP Internship Opportunites

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is seeking internship applicants for the fall 2012 academic semester. The individual hired will be engaged in the full range of NPIHP activities, but will focus in particular on digitizing and cataloging a large collection of documents on Israeli nuclear history for inclusion in NPHIP's online digital archive.