The objectives of this research and consulting project are to overcome obstacles to further U.S.-Russian disarmament in the nuclear and conventional realms, to strengthen European security as well as the arms control dialogue, and to develop concrete solutions, recommendations, and risk-reductions measures. When the Deep Cuts Commission was established in 2013, hopes for “deep cuts” in the arsenals of nuclear-weapon states seemed plausible. However, ever since arms control treaties are being nullified and nuclear disarmament has practically stopped on a global level. The Commission’s work contributes to avoiding military miscalculations, to increase transparency, and to pursue the goal of reducing existing nuclear stocks.

The Deep Cuts Commission is coordinated by the IFSH. The project partners are the independent Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C. and the Moscow IMEMO Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.