CREATORGillard, Nick
TITLENew Alpha Case Study: Foreign Assistance in Brazil's Nuclear Programme
DATE PUBLISHED6 January 2016

This report presents a detailed account of how Brazil has used foreign assistance to implement its nuclear program, specifically in uranium enrichment. It outlines the unconventional and potentially illicit means Brazil employed to support its nuclear development that included plans for a nuclear-powered submarine. According to the report, U.S. efforts to deny Brazil critical nuclear technology have slowed but not stopped the country’s nuclear development efforts. The contents of the report include the importance of foreign centrifuge technology, indigenous production of materials banned under international nuclear agreements, and Brazil’s testing of nuclear fuel in a Norwegian research reactor. The report was produced by Project Alpha, an organization focused on understanding and countering illicit proliferation activities. It is based in the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London.

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