4 Events

Civaux nuclear power plant in the department of Vienne, France, October 9, 2004.

Creative Commons

Seminar - Open to the Public

Nuclear Commerce and U.S. Nonproliferation Policy: Controversial Nuclear Assistance by Allies

Thu., Apr. 7, 2016 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

When and under what conditions is U.S. nonproliferation policy successful towards allies that supply controversial nuclear assistance to third party states? This seminar, through focused comparison of cases of nuclear assistance since the 1970s, investigates the challenges posed by allied suppliers and the nuclear industry to U.S. nonproliferation policy.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The Nuclear Triangle: India Between France and the United States

Wed., Mar. 2, 2016 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

The role of dual-use assistance to indigenous nuclear programs continues to be understudied while the historiography of post-1947 Indian foreign policymaking remains underdeveloped. In this MTA Seminar, MTA/ISP Research Fellow Jayita Sarkar will address these lacunae through an examination of French assistance to India’s nuclear program in the backdrop of U.S. nonproliferation efforts during the Cold War (1948-1978).

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. 28 March 1966.

Yoichi Okamoto

Seminar - Open to the Public

No Dramatic Steps, Only Buying Time: Policy Lessons from India's Proliferation Drift of the 1960s

Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

What can scholars and policymakers learn from U.S. nonproliferation policy toward hard cases like India? Can the United States prevent proliferation when the state already has the indigenous capability to produce fissile materials and has high regional threat perception?

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

India's Security-Driven Proliferation Drift in the 1960s

Nat'l Informatics Ctr, India

Seminar - Open to the Public

India's Security-Driven Proliferation Drift in the 1960s

Wed., Nov. 5, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

Contrary to conventional wisdom, this presentation will offer a security-based argument for India’s nuclear weapons program. Based on U.S., Indian, and French historical documents from the 1960s, Jayita Sarkar, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, argues that New Delhi opted for the “Plowshare loophole” as a cost-effective way to enter the nuclear club. Its regional insecurities vis-à-vis Pakistan and nuclear China, and its mistrust of the United States contributed to its proliferation drift, despite its active involvement in the negotiations for the NPT.