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NPIHP Partner Hosts Talk: "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program"

NPIHP’s partners at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the Indian Pugwash Society will host a lecture on The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program: Reminisces of the Early Years with prominent physicist and nuclear policy advisor Prof. M.G.K. Menon, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, and former director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Why Iran Negotiates as it Does

Chubin will address how Iran's approach to nuclear "negotiations" very broadly reflects the lesson that the regime drew from the experience of the Iran-Iraq war. He will discuss how that mindset is reflected in Iran’s rhetoric and continues to influence its behavior.

NPIHP partner and former Wilson Center scholar Avner Cohen interviewed in Jerusalem Post

Avner Cohen, senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and a close NPIHP partner was recently interviewed by the Jerusalem Post on Iran’s nuclear program.

U.S. and British Combined to Delay Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Program in 1978-1981, Declassified Documents Show

The United States and Great Britain undertook a secret diplomatic campaign in the late 1970s to prevent a major nuclear proliferation threat – Pakistan’s attempted covert purchasing of “gray area” technology for its nuclear weapons program – according to recently declassified “NODIS” (no distribution) State department telegrams published today by the National Security Archive.

NPIHP Welcomes New Public Policy Scholar <b>Anna-Mart Van Wyk</b>

 NPIHP is pleased to welcome Public Policy Scholar Anna-Mart Van Wyk. Van Wyk's project while at the Wilson Center is United States-South African Nuclear Relations During the Cold War and Beyond.

Book Discussion: After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War

Shen Zhihua, director of the Center for Cold War International History Studies at East China Normal University (ECNU) and Li Danhui, research fellow at the Oriental Historical Research Association will discuss their latest book After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War which traces the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance between 1949 and 1973, emphasizing tension over the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Brazil, Argentina, and the Road to the NPT

For several decades Argentina and Brazil sought to develop their own indigenous nuclear programs and tried to resist the expansion of the global non-proliferation regime. Deep mutual suspicion coupled with status competition colored their relationship and their standing in the face of the major nuclear powers.

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