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Brazil-South Africa Nuclear Relations

This dossier deals with a little known episode in the history of Brazil’s nuclear program: South Africa’s attempt to cooperate with Brazil.

Israel's Quest for Yellowcake: The Secret Argentina-Israel Connection, 1963-1966

Israel’s Quest for Yellowcake: The Secret Argentina-Israel Connection, 1963-1966

US State Department Insisted that Uranium Sales Required Safeguards to Assure Peaceful Use but Israel Was Uncooperative and Evasive About the Yellowcake's Ultimate Use

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: September 1, 2013.

New NPIHP Documents Show Iraqi Responses to US Deterrence Signaling before 1991 and 2003 Wars

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, along with the Conflict Records Research Center, have released 26 Iraqi documents from Saddam Hussein’s regime on the Wilson Center's Digital Archive. The documents, along with full English translations, illuminate Iraqi responses to US deterrence signaling before, during and after the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

“The production of nuclear weapons changed Soviet and American societies by creating whole new kinds of communities and new definitions of citizenship and safety and risk,” said Kate Brown at a May 08, 2013 presentation of her new book Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters.

• Program Assistant - History & Public Policy Program

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in administrative, research, event coordination, and/or clerical work which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.

New Research Blog on Cold War Radar Stations

NPIHP is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog by 2012 Nuclear Boot Camp participant Steven Leech.

NPIHP Announces Summer 2013 Nuclear Boot Camp Participants







Summer 2013 Nuclear Boot Camp Student Biographies

Intelligence Reports and Estimates of Nuclear Proliferation History Since 1966

China May Have Helped Pakistan Nuclear Weapons Design, Newly Declassified Intelligence Indicates

CIA in 1977 Correctly Estimated South Africa Could Produce Enough Weapons-Grade Uranium “to Make Several Nuclear Devices Per Year”

Report on the Libyan Nuclear Program Found that “Serious Deficiencies,” “Poor Leadership” and Lack of “Coherent Planning” Made it “Highly Unlikely to Achieve a Nuclear Weapons Capability “Within the Next 10 years”

NPIHP Partner Eliza Gheorghe Publishes in Cold War History

NPIHP is pleased to announce the publication of a new journal article by NPIHP partner Eliza Gheorghe.

In "Atomic Maverick: Romania's Negotiations for Nuclear Technology, 1964-1970" (Cold War History, Volume 13, Issue 2, 2013) Gheorghe argues that Romania's turn to the west during the 1960s was caused in part by Moscow's reluctance to share nuclear technology with Bucharest. Moreover, by acting as an interlocutor between the United States and Vietnam, Romania was able to secure high-level US support for a  nuclear cooperation agreement with Canada.