Europe’s security is undergoing a number of fundamental changes. Germany, however, Europe’s perhaps most powerful actor, seems to be vehemently opposed to any form of change. This love for the status quo is increasingly at odds with changing political realities, including in the nuclear domain. Its consequences will affect Germany and the whole continent.

The project (2022-2024) assembles a group of internationally renowned scholars to take a comprehensive look at Germany’s nuclear weapons policies in the 21st Century in order to assess how significant changes at the international level interact with German status quo policies. Their views will be collected in an edited volume, which is slated for publication in March 2024.

The project is funded by the Stanton Foundation.