• International Conference of the German Federal Foreign Office: IFSH organizes break-out session on Emerging Technologies

    Dr. Alexander Graef, Dr. Moritz Kütt

    Technological progress in information technology and artificial intelligence not only fuels new developments for civilian purposes, it also has implications for military capabilities and international…

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  • US Missile Defence Efforts and Chinas Reservations in East Asia

    Dr. Christian Alwardt

    In his latest publication in the academic journal Asian Affairs IFSH expert Christian Alwardt takes a look at US-American Missile Defence efforts in East Asia, which have been justified by referencing…

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  • The Implications of Franco-German Nuclear Co-operation

    Dr. Barbara Kunz

    In her latest publication in the academic journal The Washington Quarterly Barbara Kunz takes up the ongoing debate on increasing doubts about US security guarantees and the idea of a greater role for…

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  • The Düsseldorf Cyber Incident

    Jantje Silomon

    A recent cyber-attack on a hospital in Düsseldorf contributed to the death of a patient. Even though the hospital was well prepared, the incident underscores that much more needs to be done to…

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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 Policy  Ulrich 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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