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NPIHP Releases Largest Collection of Documents on the History of South Africa's Nuclear Program

Apr 01, 2013
The new collection covers the full swath of South African nuclear history, from the origins of the country’s nuclear energy research in the 1950s, through the early 1990s when it announced the existence and subsequent destruction of its nuclear program.

NPIHP Partner Publishes Article on Able Archer Crisis and Deterrence Theory

Apr 01, 2013
The Journal of Strategic Studies publishes article on deterrence theory and the 1983 Able Archer nuclear crisis by Dima Adamsky, IDC Herzilya.

Extensive Collection of Declassified Materials Now Accessible, Searchable in New Digital Archive

Mar 28, 2013
The Wilson Center today launched a new Digital Archive of declassified official documents from nearly 100 different archives in dozens of different countries that provide fresh, unprecedented insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.The new website features uniquely powerful new search tools, an intuitive user-interface, and new educational resources such as timelines, analysis from leading experts, and biographies of significant historical figures.

When Stalin Met Mao: Digital Archive Featured in "Foreign Policy"

Mar 27, 2013
Sergey Radchenko writes in Foreign Policy on Mao and Stalin’s first awkward meeting and what it tells us about Xi Jinping’s confident trip this week to see Vladimir Putin.

NPIHP Announces 2013 SHAFR Summer Institute Participants

Mar 13, 2013
NPIHP is pleased to announce the participants for the 2013 SHAFR Summer Institute on the International History of Nuclear Weapons

NPIHP Launches Issue Brief Series

Mar 11, 2013
NPIHP Issue Briefs offer useful insights and perspectives on contemporary nuclear policy issues from international nuclear historians.
Roland Popp and Elena Sokova speak at the ETH Zurich/VCDNP/NPIHP workshop on Nuclear Proliferation History: New Evidence, Analysis & Policy Insights

Nuclear Proliferation History: New Evidence, Analysis & Policy Insights

Mar 06, 2013
Today’s nuclear policy challenges have deep roots in the past. Hence, international history of nuclear weapons proliferation does have the potential to play a role in aiding policy-making. Towards this goal, following the invitation of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, NPIHP partners, experts and policy people from all around the world traveled to Vienna, Austria, on February 1, 2013, for a one-day workshop. The participants had the opportunity to discuss the results of the historical research conducted so far within the project and work towards better understanding the wider implications of historical work for the policy context. The meeting greatly benefited from the gracious hosting by NPIHP's partners at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).

NPIHP Partners Host Intensive Program on European Nuclear Issues

Mar 01, 2013
NPIHP Partners the Department of Contemporary History/University of Vienna and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) hosted the first Erasmus Intensive Program on "Atoms for EUrope."

Call for Papers: Relations between China and States on its Periphery during the Cold War

Jan 30, 2013
The Center for Cold War International History Studies, East China Normal University, is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Relations between China and States on its Periphery during the Cold War" to be held in Shanghai fall 2013.

NPIHP Receives Major Grant Award from Carnegie Corporation of New York

Jan 07, 2013
NPIHP is pleased to announce the receipt of a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This generous grant will enable the project to continue and expand its ongoing research and intellectual capacity building activities around the world.

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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