Dr. Ulrich Kühn

Senior Researcher and Deputy Head of IFAR²

Research Interest

Strategy and control of nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, Euro-Atlantic security, NATO-Russia relations, international security institutions


Dr. Ulrich Kühn is Deputy Head of the arms control center at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and a Nonresident Scholar with the Nuclear Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously, he worked for the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and for the German Federal Foreign Office. He is the founder and a Member of the trilateral Deep Cuts Commission, an alumnus of the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, and a former Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow. He has published on arms control and nonproliferation, international security institutions, and transatlantic security. His articles and commentary appeared inter alia at Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Washington Quarterly, and War on the Rocks.

German, English, French, Arabic

Current Project

Nuclear Phase Out and International Peace & Security (funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)



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