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IDSA-NPIHP Nuclear History Fellowships

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Nov 21, 2014
The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) invites applications for the IDSA-NPIHP Nuclear History Fellowships. The Fellowship offers the opportunity for scholars and researchers from outside India to pursue short-term research at IDSA on themes pertaining to nuclear history. IDSA offers world-class facilities for research in its residential campus in New Delhi. more

Forecasting Nuclear War

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Nov 13, 2014
Between 1981 and 1989 the foreign intelligence branches of the Soviet KGB and the East German Ministry of State Security launched a combined effort to develop a system for detecting signs of an impending western nuclear first strike. Codenamed “Project RYaN”, this early-warning system constituted one part of the Soviet response to the perceived threat of a surprise “decapitation” strike by NATO nuclear forces. more

Italy's Nuclear Experience

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Nov 04, 2014
An international conference on comparative perspectives of Italy's nuclear history, hosted in Trieste on 13-15 November 2014. more

China's First Bomb and the International Response

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Oct 30, 2014
NPIHP partner East China Normal University hosted a conference on "China's First Bomb and the International Response." more
Portrait of R.F. "Pik" Botha

Advance Warning: Reagan and South Africa's Nuclear Testing Promise

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Oct 29, 2014
Or Rabinowitz explores the nuclear understanding between Ronald Reagan and South African Foreign Minister R.F. "Pik" Botha on South African Nuclear testing. 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