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Uranium Africain, une histoire globale

April 2016

This is a 2016 French translation of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (2012), translated by Charlotte Nordmann and part of the series "L'Univers Historique."

The Soviet Union and the Creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency

January 2016

The Soviet Union responded sceptically to Eisenhower’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ speech in December 1953 but eventually entered negotiations on the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The Rise and Fall of Non-Aligned Mediation, 1961-1966

September 2015

From its inception, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) considered itself to be a moderating force in the cold war and in the post-colonial world.

Two Roads to Belgrade: The United States, Great Britain, and the First Nonaligned Conference

September 2015

In 1961, at the height of the Berlin crisis, the United States and Great Britain simultaneously struggled to adopt effective policies toward the first meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in...

Nuclear Weapons and the Escalation of the Cold War, 1945-1962 (chapter)

August 2015

Nuclear weapons are so central to the history of the Cold War that it can be difficult to disentangle the two. Did nuclear weapons cause the Cold War? Did they contribute to its escalation?

Le Rayonnement de la France: énergie nucléaire et identité nationale après la Seconde Guerre mondiale

April 2014

This is a French translation of The Radiance of France, by the same author (MIT Press, 2009)From MIT Press:  "In the aftermath of World War II, as France sought a distinctive role for itself in the...

Governing Security: The Hidden Origins of American Security Agencies

November 2012

Description from Stanford University Press:The impact of public law depends on how politicians secure control of public organizations, and how these organizations in turn are used to define...

French nuclear idiosyncrasy: how it affects French nuclear policies towards the United Arab Emirates and Iran

March 2012

Abstract: This article elaborates the notion of ‘nuclear idiosyncrasy’ as a specific understanding of what nuclear weapons and energy are, what they stand for and what they can do.

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade

March 2012

From MIT University Press Abstract:   "Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Global Implications of China's Challenges – Part I

January 2012

For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization, integrating with the world and in the process lifting millions of citizens out of poverty.

The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb

January 2012

From Harper Collins publishers: Offering a clear analysis of the danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, The Partnership sheds light on one of the most divisive security issues...

Historicism, Theory, and Method

December 2011

Contention and Trust in Cities and States explores cities and nation-states throughout history and around the world, bringing together the research of top scholars.

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

December 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex...

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

December 2011

From Oxford University Press: There is a broad consensus among scholars that the idea of human rights was a product of the Enlightenment but that a self-conscious and broad-based human rights...

Assessment Paper on Non‐Proliferation

September 2011

This paper, written for a September 2011 seminar hosted by the Geneva Center for Security Policy,  analyzes developments since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Action Plan was adopted by...

Game Changers for Nuclear Energy

June 2011

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Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War (ed. volume)

April 2011

From MIT Press  "The Cold War was not simply a duel of superpowers.

The Oracles of Proliferation

March 2011

Abstract: By examining via a case study the political authority of US proliferation experts since the 1960s, this article contributes to nuclear weapons proliferation studies and to the growing...

Israel’s 1979 Nuclear Test and the U.S. Cover-Up

January 2011

First paragraph of the article: In the wake of the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, the United States launched a series of satellites under the name Vela (after a constellation in the southern...

Multinational Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

April 2010

Introduction With the recent attention to new nuclear power, the challenge of managing the spread of nuclear technology has increased.

India and the NPT

March 2010

AbstractIndia's nuclear development has been accompanied by a dual track strategy of developing and building weapons while criticising the non-proliferation regime as discriminatory and...

India, Pakistan, and the Bomb: Debating Nuclear Stability in South Asia

March 2010

In May 1998, India and Pakistan put to rest years of speculation as to whether they possessed nuclear technology and openly tested their weapons.

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11

December 2009

From Princeton University Press: In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11.

The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II

July 2009

From MIT Press:  "In the aftermath of World War II, as France sought a distinctive role for itself in the modern, postcolonial world, the nation and its leaders enthusiastically embraced large...

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Yogesh Joshi Yogesh Joshi Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate
Robert Rakove Affiliate
Philip Taubman Adjunct Professor