A Stress Test for Nuclear Deterrence - Article in IPS

Maren Vieluf's research focus lies on nuclear disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation (c) IFSH


In their article in IPS, Maren Vieluf, Caroline Fehl, and Sascha Hach (both HSFK/PRIF) argue that the West should advocate for no first strike to counter the looming erosion of global arms control. In light of Russia's blatant nuclear threats in the Ukraine war, the downside of nuclear deterrence is being exposed and must be acknowledged as such. The authors argue that understanding the current crisis of deterrence policy as such can open up opportunities for de-escalation, disarmament and arms control, as was the case with the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Cold War.


You can read the full article here.