The Wilson Center and Nuclear Proliferation/Non-proliferation
Aug 07, 2015
At American University, the president was not the persuader in chief but the lecturing professor in chief—and his approach was unlikely to gain converts. Here's why. more
Aug 05, 2015
"Although the bomb did not make Stalin back off in Hokkaido, its implicit threat made superpower cooperation an increasingly remote prospect. Hiroshima, then, made the Cold War practically inevitable," writes Sergey Radchenko. more
At American University, the president was not the persuader in chief but the lecturing professor in chief—and his approach was unlikely to gain converts. Here's why.
"Although the bomb did not make Stalin back off in Hokkaido, its implicit threat made superpower cooperation an increasingly remote prospect. Hiroshima, then, made the Cold War practically inevitable," writes Sergey Radchenko.
"The India-US civil nuclear accord proved a gamechanger for broader ties between Delhi and Washington. A decade hence, perhaps we will be able to describe the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran in similar terms," writes Robert Hathaway.
Here are five things to look out for in the coming days, as we all assess the text of the agreement and reactions to it.
July 29, 2015 // 9:30am — 10:45am
Four analysts and observers of Iran and Middle Eastern politics assessed the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord, and the consequences for the region.
July 21, 2015 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Yogesh Joshi will discuss the history of India's nuclear submarine program and its ever evolving relationship with India's nuclear ambition. The presentation will also discuss the role played by the Soviet Union in the development of India's nuclear submarine program.
July 08, 2015 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement. We will postpone this event on Wednesday, July 8 until a deal is announced.
Ruud van Dijk explores the extent to which the Dutch government influenced NATO's decision not to deploy enhanced radiation weapons (ERW) in Western Europe, and how that decision might have avoided further escalation and tensions in the cold war.
The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation: A Critical Oral History Between Brazil and Argentina tells a unique and rich story about how two regional nuclear rivals de-escalated their nuclear rivalry in ways that promoted regional and international security.
Ryan Musto explores the unprecedented role played by OPANAL, the control agency for the Latin American Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, in addressing the first accusations of a militaristic violation of a NWFZ in history during the Falklands/Malvinas War.
Two recent reports have triggered a discussion surrounding the evolution of US policy toward China. The fundamental choice confronting policymakers is whether to respond to China’s rise by accommodating its ambitions or to challenge the People’s Republic by attempting to reassert or double down on American preeminence in the Asia-Pacific region. Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly explains the options during this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
On this edition of Wilson Center NOW, Congress expert Donald Wolfensberger describes the role of Congress in the Iran nuclear negotiations.
Now that the dust has begun to settle on the nuclear deal with Iran, we asked two expert observers, Haleh Esfandiari and Robert Litwak, to provide preliminary analysis. Both have been following the story since the beginning and bring unique perspectives on the deal’s strengths and weaknesses, and also on reactions in both Iran and the US. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Head of the School of Social Science and Associate Professor of History and International Studies, Monash University, South Africa
Anna-Mart van Wyk is Head of the School of Social Science at Monash South Africa, and Associate Professor of History and International Studies at Monash University. She specialises in the history of South Africa’s nuclear program, teach a course on arms control and disarmament, and supervise a...
Annie W. Manriquez is a National Security Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has held various national security positions within the executive and legislative branches, including at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administratio...