Global Insider: Argentina’s Nuclear Program

Argentina recently announced that it will relaunch its uranium-enrichment program, as part of the country’s ongoing return to nuclear power. In an e-mail interview, W. Alejandro Sanchez, a research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, discussed the history and significance of Argentina’s nuclear program. WPR: What is the historical context of Argentina’s nuclear program? W. Alejandro Sanchez: Argentina’s nuclear program dates back to its last military government (1976-1983). At the time there were reports that Buenos Aires was aggressively pushing for a nuclear program with the goal of building nuclear weapons. In part, this was a response to interstate […]

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