Successful arms control, disarmament and the monitoring of new technologies are central peace and security policy challenges of our time. With an interdisciplinary team, the project team investigates the current status, function and strengthening of these cooperative instruments and contributes its findings to the political process. The project, which has been funded by the Federal Foreign Office in two separate funding phases since 2019, is structured along a modular four-part structure: a social science research module, a natural science research module, a transfer module and a module for cross-project projects. In terms of content, the project is dedicated to the research fields of weapons of mass destruction, new technologies, conventional arms dynamics and arms control, global orders and arms control, verification, escalation dynamics and the consequences of war.

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