Dr. Ulrich Kühn is Head of the research area “Arms Control and Emerging Technologies” at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). He is also a Non-Resident Scholar of the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a Co-Convener of the Research Network on Rethinking Nuclear Deterrence, hosted by the Harvard Belfer Center. He previously worked for the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Helmut Schmidt University and the Federal Foreign Office. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ulrich Kühn is an alumnus of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Ulrich Kühn works at the intersection between security studies and conflict research. His research focuses on arms control and non-proliferation mechanisms, the nuclear and conventional deterrence, Euro-Atlantic and European security, and international security institutions. In concrete terms, Ulrich Kühn researches nuclear policies, security mechanisms between NATO and Russia, conventional arms control in Europe, foreign and security policy of Germany, the United States and Russia, and confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Selected Publications

  • Kühn, Ulrich, ed. 2024.
    Germany and Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century. Atomic Zeitenwende?.
    Routledge Global Security Studies. London: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781003341161.
  • Kühn, Ulrich. 2023.
    Strategic Stability in the 21st Century: An Introduction.
    Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament 6 (1): 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/25751654.2023.2223804.
  • Kühn, Ulrich. 2023.
    Die nukleare Dimension des Ukraine-Kriegs.
    ZIB, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 29 (2): 162-184. DOI: 10.5771/0946-7165-2022-2-162.
  • Kühn, Ulrich. 2022.
    The Crisis of Nuclear Arms Control.
    Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 10 (2): 319-344. DOI: 10.1007/s42597-022-00069-5.
  • Kühn, Ulrich, Tristan Volpe. 2017.
    Germany's Nuclear Education: Why a Few Elites Are Testing a Taboo.
    Washington Quarterly 40 (3): 7-27. DOI: 10.1080/0163660X.2017.1370317.