Two New Research Updates on Brazil-Iraq and Brazil-Argentina Nuclear Relations

Jul 23, 2013

Together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas, NPIHP has published two new Research Updates on Brazil's nuclear history.

In the first Research Update published today, author Dani K. Nedal explains how Brazil-Iraqi relations flourished in the mid-1970s, thanks to Brazil's efforts to obtain guaranteed supplies of oil at discounted prices. By the early 1980s this relationship took on a nuclear dimension as Brazil reportedly agreed to trade uranium for discounted oil.

The second of these new Research Updates explores Brazilian-Argentine nuclear relations in the years between India's 1974 nuclear test, which author Rodrigo Mallea explains highlighted for both countries the similarities in their views of the global non-proliferation regime, and the signing of the first formal nuclear cooperation agreement between Brazil and Argentina in May 1980.

Today's release is the most recent in a series of joint NPIHP-FGV document releases which have shed light upon such topics as the origins and evolution of Brazil's nuclear program from 1947-2011, US efforts to stall Brazilian nuclear development in the 1970s, the first attempt at Argentine-Brazilian nuclear cooperation, and Brazil-South African nuclear relations.

Visit the Wilson Center's Digital Archive for more declassified and translated archival documents on Brazil's nuclear history.

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant