This research program studies the domestic politics and the foreign policies of nuclear latency in developing states, with a focus on Brazil. On the conceptual side, it assesses the role of individuals, interest groups and international interactions in shaping the decision to acquire or indigenously develop nuclear technologies short of pursuing nuclear weapons. On the empirical side, it collects declassified documents in public and private archives in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and it conducts in-depth interviews and oral histories with individuals who played a role in nuclear policy in those countries. The primary sources are made freely available online at FGV and a selection of them are translated into English and made available through the Nuclear International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 


Faculty: Matias Spektor

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