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The Latest from the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

Apply for the 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp

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Oct 15, 2014
Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the fifth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy from 12-22 June 2015. more

2015 Isodarco Winter School- Nucelar Governance: Actors, Policies and Issues

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Oct 15, 2014
The 2015 Isodarco Winter School will address and deepen our understanding of the main elements of the nuclear governance system, review their functions, highlight strengths and limitations, and propose possible remedies to enhance their effectiveness. more

Invitation Only: Workshop on Nuclear Latency, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament

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October 02, 2014 // 8:30am6:30pm
Invitation Only: Workshop on Nuclear Latency, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament more

The Breach: Ukraine's Territorial Integrity and the Budapest Memorandum

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Sep 30, 2014
Mariana Budjeryn investigates the security assurances made by the United States and Russia to Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union. These assurances, inscribed in the so-called “Budapest Memorandum” were designed to encourage Ukraine to ratify START I—otherwise known as the Lisbon Protocol—and return their entire nuclear arsenal to Russia for dismantling. more

The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent and the Chevaline Program: An Overview

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October 03, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Matthew Jones speaks on the Chevaline Program, a highly-secret project begun in 1970 to improve the penetration performance of the UK's force of Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missiles in order to give them the capability to overcome Soviet ABM defenses deployed around Moscow. The event will explore the program's background, its problems, and how it became one of the most controversial episodes in post-war British defense policy. more

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