Article ID: CBB844307486

Nuclear twins: French-South African strategic cooperation (1964–79) (2021)

unapi

This article sheds light on the French strategic nuclear assistance to South Africa between 1964 and 1979 based on untapped primary sources from both countries. It documents a vast cooperation between France and South Africa from nuclear and military technology to tacit knowledge. It shows that, contrary to common assumptions, this nuclear cooperation was not unidirectional but benefited the nuclear programs of both countries. It also argues that French leaders were fully aware of the risks of proliferation. The article draws conclusions on how to redefine nuclear assistance and write global Cold War history so as not to keep such cooperations invisible.

...More
Associated with

Article Benoît Pelopidas; Sébastien Philippe (2021) Unfit for purpose: Reassessing the development and deployment of French nuclear weapons (1956–1974). Cold War History (pp. 243-260). unapi

Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB844307486/

Similar Citations

Article Gisela Mateos; Edna Suárez-Díaz; (2021)
Atomic Ambassadors: The IAEA’s First Preliminary Assistance Mission (1958) (/isis/citation/CBB489453603/)

Article Esther M. Sánchez Sánchez; (2022)
The training in France of Spanish nuclear personnel, c. 1950s–1990s (/isis/citation/CBB262772415/)

Book Derek W. Vaillant; (2017)
Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio (/isis/citation/CBB758577090/)

Article Pablo León-Aguinaga; Lorenzo Delgado Gómez-Escalonilla; (2021)
The deployment of US military assistance to Spain in the 1950s: Limited modernisation and strategic dependence (/isis/citation/CBB252299706/)

Book íguez-Ocaña, Esteban Rodr; (2002)
The Politics of the Healthy Life: An International Perspective (/isis/citation/CBB000831197/)

Article Jacob Darwin Hamblin; (2020)
Aligning missions: nuclear technical assistance, the IAEA, and national ambitions in Pakistan (/isis/citation/CBB311889554/)

Article Gisela Mateos; Edna Suárez-Díaz; (2020)
Creating the need in Mexico: The IAEA’s technical assistance programs for less developed countries (1958-68) (/isis/citation/CBB486458390/)

Book Lazarín Miranda, Federico; Pichardo Hernández, Hugo; (2017)
La utopía del uranio. Políticas energéticas, extracción y explotación del uranio en México (/isis/citation/CBB110507208/)

Book Fox, Sarah Alisabeth; (2014)
Downwind: A People's History of the Nuclear West (/isis/citation/CBB001422378/)

Book Johnson, Robert R.; (2012)
Romancing the Atom: Nuclear Infatuation from the Radium Girls to Fukushima (/isis/citation/CBB001251283/)

Article Leonardo Bandarra; (2021)
From Bonn with love: West German interests in the 1975 nuclear agreement with Brazil (/isis/citation/CBB361941751/)

Article McCray, W. Patrick; (2010)
“Globalization with Hardware”: ITER's Fusion of Technology, Policy, and Politics (/isis/citation/CBB001033657/)

Book Crawford, Elisabeth T.; Olff-Nathan, Josiane; (2005)
La science sous influence: l'université de Strasbourg enjeu des conflits franco-allemands, 1872--1945 (/isis/citation/CBB001024539/)

Authors & Contributors
Mateos, Gisela
Suárez-Díaz, Edna
Lorenzo Delgado Gómez-Escalonilla
Sánchez Sánchez, Esther M.
Cooper, Austin R.
Leonardo Bandarra
Journals
History and Technology
Cold War History
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
International History Review
Diplomatic History
Publishers
University of Nebraska Press
University of Chicago Press
Praeger
Nuée Bleue
European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Publications
Edições Colibri
Concepts
Nuclear power; atomic energy
International cooperation
International relations
Cold War
Technical assistance
Uranium
People
Helmut Schmidt
Heath, Edward Richard George, Sir
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
21st century
20th century, early
19th century
Places
France
United States
Germany
Great Britain
Spain
South Africa
Institutions
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
CENTO Nuclear Institute
Université de Strasbourg
League of Nations
United Nations
Rockefeller Foundation
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment