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NPIHP Nuclear Boot Camp Twice Featured in Italian Daily Il Messaggero

Italian Daily Il Messaggero covers NPIHP's inaugural Nuclear Boot Camp in Allumiere, Italy

Brazil-South Africa Nuclear Relations

This dossier deals with a little known episode in the history of Brazil’s nuclear program: South Africa’s attempt to cooperate with Brazil.

NPIHP Research Update Covered in South Asian Media

Several articles appeared in South Asian newspapers covering William Burr's latest Research Update, "The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974."

New Documents Spotlight Reagan-era Tensions over Pakistani Nuclear Program

Findings that General Zia Had “Lied” About Pakistani Nuclear Activities Conflicted with U.S. Afghanistan Priority
Undated photo of the South African nuclear test site taken by a U.S. reconnaissance satellite during 1977 or 1977. See document 3 for the image in context.

Proliferation Watch: US Intelligence Assessments of Potential Nuclear Powers, 1977–2001

This research update co-published with the National Security Archive includes the publication of recently declassified satellite photographs of the South African Nuclear Test site from 1977, a new release of a CIA report on the September 1979 South Atlantic Mystery Flash, and Department of Energy and Defense Intelligence Agency Reports illuminating pre-war controversy over the Iraqi procurement of aluminum tubes for an alleged gas centrifuge program

A Romanian INTERKIT? Soviet Active Measures and the Warsaw Pact “Maverick” 1965-1989

In CWIHP Working Paper No. 65, Larry L. Watts argues that Soviet propaganda campaigns against Romania presaged similar operations against China, may have had a direct influence on the development of later anti-Chinese structures and tactics, and were continued after the anti-Chinese effort concluded in 1986.

New NPIHP Research Update

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the publication of the latest NPIHP Research Update by William Burr, senior analyst at the National Security Archive. The paper, U.S. Secret Assistance to the French Nuclear Program, 1969-1975: From "Fourth Country" to Strategic Partner features sixty-six new documents on U.S. assistance to the French nuclear program and the debate in Washington surrounding the French decision to 'go nuclear.'

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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