For several years, more and more arms control treaties have been eroding and nuclear disarmament is in a deep crisis. The goal of this research and transfer project is to analyze obstacles to U.S.-Russian nuclear and conventional disarmament, to strengthen the European security and arms control dialogue, and to develop concrete solutions and risk-reduction measures that reduce the potential for military misunderstandings in the short term and aim to cut existing nuclear stockpiles in the long term.

The Deep Cuts Commission was established in 2013 and is coordinated by IFSH. The project partner is the independent Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C.

The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.