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Why International Histories Need More Canadian Sources

Library and Archives Canada offers new perspectives on the Euromissiles Crisis and much more.

For much of the period since 1945, multilateralism has been an “article of faith” of Canadian foreign policy. Canadians relished these international connections, participating in a wide range of multilateral organizations: the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, la Francophonie, the Commonwealth, the Organization of American States…the list went on.

Latin America's Nuclear Weapon Free Zone: Fifty Years Later

Fifty years ago today, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America opened for signature

Apply for the 2017 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Extended Deadline: Applications are now due Sunday, February 19, 2017. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and the GW Cold War Group seek applications for the 2017 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR).

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

The Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), in partnership with Kyungnam University's Institute for Far Eastern Affairs (IFES), is pleased to announce the convening of the first Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute. The Institute is being organized in Paju, South Korea, from November 5-12, 2016.

NPIHP Hosts Conference on "Comparative Nuclear History" in Pakistan

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), in collaboration with The Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research at the University of Lahore, hosted Pakistan's first two-day international conference on "Comparative Nuclear History." The conference was convened to discuss comparative nuclear historical perspectives, to train Pakistani academics and research scholars working on South Asian nuclear issues to understand comparative historical contexts, and to stress the critical importance of access to archival sources in the ongoing study of nuclear policy issues.

South Africa Nuclear History Fellowship

South Africa Nuclear History Fellowship

Reappraising Extended Deterrence

How should the US manage its alliances? Should the US establish a multilateral nuclear policy dialogue in Asia? What capabilities might reassure European allies in light of current Russian revisionism? Do nuclear weapons strengthen these alliances, or do they introduce a divisive bone of contention?

Kennedy, Dimona and the Nuclear Proliferation Problem: 1961-1962

Kennedy, Dimona and the Nuclear Proliferation Problem: 1961-1962

by Avner Cohen and William Burr

 

Apply to the Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

Seoul, Korea

March 4–10, 2018

Applications are due no later than October 15th, 2017at 23:59 EST.

The continued proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing security issues of our time. A deeper knowledge of the past can improve how we approach the nuclear challenges of today and tomorrow.

Participants to the 2016 Nuclear History Boot Camp

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