• Trilateral arms control


    IFSH Report Examines the Chances of Trilateral Arms Control

    Dr. Ulrich Kühn

    The U.S., Russia, and China: How could these three countries together avoid another arms race? The latest IFSH Research Report analyses how an arms control agreement between these three major nuclear…

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What does the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy do? And who benefits from it? In our new video series "Short & Sweet", Prof Ursula Schröder answers four central questions about the IFSH - in under three minutes!

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Arms race: Dark past or current danger?

NATO double-track, Pershing II missiles, underground nuclear bunkers: 1983 is considered one of the most dangerous years during the Cold War. More than one million people took to the streets in the Federal Republic of Germany at the time to demonstrate against the arms race. The Cold War is now history and its dangers seemed to have been overcome forever. But contracts from that time, which were intended to protect against armament, are expiring or are being terminated. Almost unnoticed by the public, a new era of the arms race has begun, this time with even more powerful bombs and new technologies.
Short and easy to understand, our animated explanatory video shows the dangers of the modern arms race.

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New IFSH Research Report

With the end of the INF Treaty in 2019, trilateral arms control between the United States, Russia, and China has gained center stage. However, could trilateral arms control be possible at all, and what would be necessary conditions?

In this IFSH Research Report, internationally renowned experts discuss what is possible and what is not. The report includes a number of very specific proposals on how to move forward on trilateral arms control.

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