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  • The Chemical Weapons Convention: Old Goals, New Implementation

    Dr. Alexander Kelle

    In his new article in Nonproliferation Review, Dr. Alexander Kelle analyzes the shifting focus in the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which has been in existence for 25 years.…

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  • Hamburg citizens show great interest in IFSH research workshop

    First crises-workshop successfully started at Bücherhallen Hamburg

    What do the citizens of Hamburg perceive as a crisis? Where and in what ways do crises affect their areas of life – and how do citizens deal with that? This is what the IFSH researchers want to find…

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  • Researchers discuss the future of arms control

    On 19 April 2023, international experts gathered at a workshop, jointly organized by IFSH and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in Washington, D.C. to discuss the future of…

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  • Identifying, understanding and accompanying local peace strategies

    German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) promotes new profile project at IFSH

    In many societies, individuals, informal groups or self-organised associations contribute to peacebuilding from below, e.g. in everyday conflicts such as inter-ethnic disputes, disputes over resources…

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  • Ways to Overcome Afghanistan Crisis in Post-Republic Collapse

    Rahimullah Kakar

    On August 15th, 2021, the Western-backed Afghan Republic government collapsed, and the U.S.-led coalition withdrew from Afghanistan. The abrupt withdrawal created a political vacuum that resulted in a…

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  • New Research Report: The Peace and Security Implications of Cybercrime

    Spectacular ransomware attacks made the headlines during the pandemic, epitomising the growing threat of cybercrime. The headlines are rife with private corporations falling prey to some form of…

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  • DIANA – NATO’s Emerging Technology Center



    In their latest piece for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists  Dr Ulrich Kühn with his former IFSH colleagues Marina Favaro and Dr. Neil Renic, take a closer look at the Defence Innovation…

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  • On the global visual politics of climate engineering


    For decades, interventions into the Earth system to prevent the most severe consequences of climate change were the stuff of science fiction novels or computer simulations. Meantime, however,…

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  • IFSH Scientist selected to support Scientific Advisory Group of Ban Treaty


    In 2017, states negotiated the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (also called “Ban Treaty”).  It entered into force in 2021 and prohibits 68 member states from producing, owning and using…

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  • Cybersecurity: Global risks and new efforts in international cooperation

    Parliamentary Briefing of the IFSH in Berlin

    Criminal cyber-attacks have become one of the greatest security threats, with potentially enormous economic as well as dramatic socio-political consequences. In order to contain these risks, UN…

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