IFSH researchers’ views on the end of the INF treaty

One of the most significant disarmament agreements is now history: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) expired on 2 August 2019. The signing of the treaty in 1987 was considered a decisive breakthrough in the Cold War. It marked a commitment by the USA and the Soviet Union to do without land-based cruise missiles with a range of 500 to 5500 kilometres. For Europe in particular, this was an enormous gain in security - for more than 30 years. The INF Treaty is now a thing of the past. What does this mean for the security architecture internationally, and in Europe in particular? Is there now a threat of a new arms race?


IFSH Press Release (German)


IFSH researchers have given many radio and TV interviews and written guest articles in newspapers and professional journals. Here you will find a selection:

"Landmark INF nuclear arms treaty is history: What now?", Dr. Ulrich Kühn, Deutsche Welle.

"US to "fully" develop ground-launched missiles after exiting INF treaty: Pentagon chief", Dr. Ulrich Kühn, Global Times

"EUA e Russia rompen acordo de desarmento", Dr. Ulrich Kühn, Carta Capital


"The end of the INF Treaty: what does it mean?", Dr. Ulrich Kühn,  ZOiS Spotlight,

"Europe and the INF Crisis - Strength and Dialogue", Dr. Ulrich Kühn, Horizons, Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development

"Expert Survey: Is Nuclear Arms Control Dead or Can New Principles Guide it", Dr. Ulrich Kühn, Russia Matters