Nuclear History

Bureaucrats in Non-Proliferation Policymaking

How the EU came to support the NPT’s indefinite extension

The European Union has a curious position within the non-proliferation regime in general and in the review process of the Non-Proliferation Treaty in particular.

As an international organization, the EU is not a party to the Treaty, although all of its members are. Yet, there are vast differences among them.

2018 Ukrainian Nuclear History Fellowship

The Odessa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP), a partner of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, invites applications for a fellowship hosted in Odessa, Ukraine. The Fellowship is an opportunity for scholars and researchers to conduct research on themes pertaining to the nuclear history of Ukraine. This fellowship is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply for the 2018 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Extended Deadline: Applications are now due Sunday, February 18, 2018. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST.

 

Unearthing Soviet Secrets in Ukraine’s Archives

The archives of Ukraine are open and they are filled with former Soviet secrets.

Anyone conducting research on the Soviet Union, nuclear history, or the Cold War should visit Ukraine as soon as possible.

Giving Up on the Bomb: Revisiting Libya’s Decision to Dismantle its Nuclear Program

Revisiting Libya’s decision to dismantle its nuclear weapons program

Documenting the Soviet ICBM Program

Seven documents from Russian archives provide a brief and skeletal look into the development of the Soviet post-World War II ballistic missile program that culminated in the creation of the R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile in 1957.

Waiting for the Bomb: PN Haksar and India’s Nuclear Policy in the 1960s

Waiting for the Bomb:

PN Haksar and India’s Nuclear Policy in the 1960s

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Bringing Seoul into the Non-Proliferation Regime

Bringing Seoul into the Non-Proliferation Regime

The Effect of ROK-Canada Reactor Deals on Korea's Ratification of the NPT

In this Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) Working Paper, Se Young Jang challenges the common narrative that US pressure forced South Korea to ratify the NPT in 1975. Using new evidence from international archives, Jang finds that the decisive pressure came from a different country—Canada.

Avoiding the Translation Trap

To understand Iran’s behavior, look to the original sources      

As the Trump administration reviewed its Iran policy in August 2017, Iranian officials made statements that, as they were reported in Western media outlets, seemed to question the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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