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Ukraine and Soviet Nuclear History

Publication //
Aug 12, 2015
Ukraine’s scientists and nuclear infrastructure played a significant role in the development of the Soviet nuclear program, especially in its first stages. Recently declassified documents demonstrate that Ukrainian nuclear scientists were among the first in the USSR to propose the correct fundamental design for the atomic bomb. more

Streseman Workshop 2015: Illusionary Visions or Policy Options?

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Aug 05, 2015
The NPIHP, together with the Stressman Society, Mainz (Germany) and the Universities of Mainz and Würzburg organized the 'Streseman Workshop,' an academic workshop on international history that was held from 5 to 8 July at the State Chancellery of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz. Research focus included ideas, concepts and policies on how to establish alternatives to structures of Cold War security in Europe. The workshop was generously sponsored by the State Chancellery of Rhineland Palatinate, the Representation of Rhineland Palatinate in Berlin, the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, the University of Mainz's friends association, and the Private Funds of Peter E. Eckes. more

Prelude to the Euromissile Crisis

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Aug 03, 2015
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. more

The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation

Publication //
Jul 20, 2015
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. more
INS Chakra nuclear powered attack submarine

From Sea Denial to Nuclear Deterrence: India's Quest for a Nuclear Submarine

Event //
July 21, 2015 // 1:00pm2:00pm
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. 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