• UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres opens the 76 session of the UN General Assembly

    International Day of Peace: Making the United Nations fit for purpose is more important than ever

    Today, Tuesday, the annual United Nations General Assembly begins. It is by far the most important meeting of the international community. 21 September is also the International Day of Peace.

    Traditionally, the United Nations calls for non-violence and cease-fire on this day. With this holiday, the UN reminds us of its core mission: the maintenance of international peace and security.…

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    Newest publication: Read many articles from the last S+F issue free of charge

    This issue of the journal Security and Peace is a very special one: On the one hand, the issue commemorates the 50th anniversary of the IFSH, it is an anniversary issue. On the other hand, it is also a farewell – and unfortunately a farewell forever. After 38 years and more than 1300 contributions, this issue of "Security and Peace: S+F" is also the last.


    Difficult farewell after almost 40 years

    The decision to discontinue S+F was not an easy one. But ultimately there was no alternative. The rapid development of new and increasingly digital…

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About the IFSH

Drones and autonomous weapons - blessing or curse?

What happens when a nuclear bomb explodes?

A scenario using Hamburg as an example

Arms race: Dark past or current danger?

Interactive Website for the Körber Strategic Stability Initiative

How can the rivalry between the great powers USA, Russia and China be prevented from escalating and leading to an open military conflict? Within the framework of the Körber Strategic Stability Initiative (KSSI), a joint project between IFSH and the Körber Foundation, experts from China, Russia, the USA and Europe regularly exchanged views on questions of arms control for one year. An interactive website summarizes their 19 recommendations for action and presents the project.

Check out the interactive Website here