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Iraq Explores the Atom, 1956–1973

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores the origins of the Iraqi nuclear weapons program and traces its fate between the 1958 coup d'état, the decisive ascent of the Baath regime in 1968, and Saddam Hussein's ... More


The Nehru-Bhabha Years, 1947–64

Ashok Kapur

in Pokhran and Beyond: India's Nuclear Weapons Capability

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195667547
eISBN:
9780199081790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195667547.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the events that occurred from 1947 to 1964, which are significant in the study of Indian nuclear history. It takes a look at the dominant role played by the political class ... More


Introduction: The Silent Quake

in The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bruno Pontecorvo was a scientist, who disappeared with his family in Finland during a holiday trip. More information was gathered about his location (Soviet Russia) in the following months. ... More


Conclusions: The Noisy Echo of Secrecy

in The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how Bruno Pontecorvo's presence in Russia was far more decisive than any information that Soviet intelligence had managed to harness earlier on, and examines the proliferation ... More


Third World science: Diasporic Dreams and Disillusionment

Shobana Shankar

in An Uneasy Embrace: Africa, India and the Spectre of Race

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197619407
eISBN:
9780197632918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197619407.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter argues that African-Indian collaboration in scientific research and its application in development projects intensified cultural competition and nationalism. It features the ... More


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