• IFSH Establishes New “International Cyber Security (ICS)” Programme

    Dr. Ulrich Kühn

    On 1 December 2020 the new programme on “International Cyber Security (ICS)” will kick off at IFSH. Within the framework of ICS, a total of two research positions and a project coordination position…

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  • Uncharted Waters: Europe and the End of Nuclear Arms Control

    Dr. Ulrich Kühn

    In his latest publication in the academic journal Turkish PolicyUlrich Kühn takes a closer look at the current state of nuclear disarmament. Shedding light on the most important actors and providing…

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  • Review: The arduous path to arms control

    Dr. Ulrich Kühn

    ABM, SALT, INF, New START: These letter abbreviations stand for decisive milestones in arms control, which were preceded by years of arduous diplomatic negotiations. Frequently, political crises and…

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  • What if a Nuclear Bomb Fell on Hamburg?

    On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the IFSH released an animated video showing what would happen if an atomic bomb were dropped on Hamburg.

    The atomic bombs dropped on Japan in August 1945 represent the cruelty and destructive power of this type of weapon, and yet they have failed to serve as a warning. The world’s nuclear powers have…

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  • Revelation or Revolution? Russia’s New, Official ‘Nuclear Doctrine’

    Dmitry Stefanovich

    In June 2020, the Kremlin publicly released what comes closest to an official ‘Nuclear Doctrine’. Now, for the first time ever, there is a solid official basis for analyzing Russian concepts of…

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  • The U.S. and the Treaty on Open Skies

    Dr. Alexander Graef

    The United States have announced their intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. The decision will take effect in November this year. However, already on 06 July a state conference of all…

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  • (Re)searching for Peace: First Anniversary of “Arms of Control and Emerging Technologies” at the IFSH

    The world is in a state of upheaval. States are arming themselves. Newer and even more powerful weapons are being developed, and some are already being put to use. From the termination of the INF…

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  • Nuclear Risk in the Euro-Atlantic

    Dr. Ulrich Kühn

    The risk of nuclear weapons use in the Euro-Atlantic area has increased sharply in recent years. The reason for this can be found in Russia's geopolitical struggle with the USA and NATO. This conflict…

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  • Podcast on Europe and the Future of Arms Control

    Dr. Ulrich Kühn

    The end of nuclear arms control seems almost inevitable. But what about conventional arms control in Europe? For "All Things Policy" - a podcast of the Takshashila Institution in Bangalore - Dr.…

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  • The Rise and Fall of Cooperative Arms Control in Europe

    Dr. Ulrich Kühn

    Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, America and Russia have again returned to conflict. But this renewed confrontation did not come out of the blue. Rather, it was preceded by a long…

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