Nuclear History

NPIHP Partner Hosts Conference on Brazil's and Argentina's Nuclear History

Nuclear Proliferation International History Project partners at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) recently hosted a critical oral history conference on the Brazilian and Argentine nuclear programs between 1967 and 1988. The discussions which took place at the conference suggest that scholars may need to add nuance to the traditional historical narrative which portrays Brazil and Argentina as nuclear rivals who became partners following the end of military rule in both countries.

NPIHP Senior Advisor Reviews Philip Taubman's "The Partnership" in Washington Post


Fall 2012 CWIHP Internship Opportunities


The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2012 academic semester.

The Last Time We Were at Nuclear Zero

"The Last Time We Were at Nuclear Zero"

Thursday, February 23, 2012, noon to 1:30 p.m.
5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building,
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line)

Apply for the Summer 2012 Nuclear Boot Camp

Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the second-annual Nuclear Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP).

NPIHP Releases 20 Documents on the South African Nuclear Program

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the release of 20 documents on South African nuclear history compiled by Monash University South Africa Senior Lecturer and chair of International Studies and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Anna-Mart van Wyk.

Call for Papers: European Summer School on Cold War History

5-8 September, 2012
Università di Trento

Call for Papers

Università di Trento, LSE IDEAS-Cold War Studies Programme, Università di Padova and the European University Institute are jointly convening the Fourth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 5-8 September 2012.

NPIHP Partner Robert S. Norris Publishes in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

NPIHP partner and Federation of American Scientists Senior Fellow Robert S. Norris has published "Nuclear Pursuits 2012," in the January/February 2012 edition of the Bulletin of the Atomis Scientists. The article and accompanying table is on the history of nuclear developments in the first five nuclear states--the US, the Soviet Union/Russia, Britain, France and China.