The Deep Cuts Project introduces its new young commission


The global arms control architecture is crumbling, arms control treaties are eroding, and a new arms race is well underway – including nuclear modernization and armament. This is why the Deep Cuts Project was launched in 2013. In this independent, nongovernmental initiative, arms control experts and former government officials from the USA, Russia and Germany provide concrete policy recommendations for action on global arms control based on realistic analysis. The Deep Cuts Project is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The Deep Cuts Project now introduces its younger branch, the new Young Deep Cuts Commission (YDCC). The YDCC engages the next generation of arms control experts and allows its members to deepen their expertise and form a strong network both among themselves and with the Deep Cuts Commissioners. The Young Deep Cuts Commission develops fresh ideas to strengthen and revitalize nuclear arms control and disarmament and promotes them through publications and outreach activities.
The YDCC consists of twelve young arms control experts from Germany, Russia, and the United States. The Young Deep Cuts Commissioners come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds and share a commitment to improving international peace and security through arms control and disarmament.

The Young Deep Cuts Commission is coordinated by the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and partnered by the Arms Control Association (ACA), and the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO, RAN).

The YDCC can be contacted via mail:

Learn more about the work of the YDCC and keep up with its latest activities on Twitter: @YoungDeepCuts