Franziska Stärk is a researcher in the research and transfer project “Arms Control and Emerging Technologies”. In the beginning of 2023, she stepped down as the coordinator of the Young Deep Cuts Commission in the “Challenges to Deep Cuts” project. Before joining IFSH, she was a Policy Advisor for the Munich Security Conference working on a wide range of security policy issues including arms control, energy security and human security. She is an alumna of the French Réseau Nucléaire et Stratégie - Nouvelle Génération and the German National Academic Scholarship Foundation.

Franziska Stärk studied Political Science and Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen (B.A.) and International Security at Sciences Po Paris (M.A.).

Research Profile | Current Projects

Franziska Stärk's research focuses on nuclear arms control and critical security studies. In her dissertation project, she studies intergenerational justice and nuclear weapons. Furthermore, Franziska Stärk is interested in the interplay of different non-proliferation and arms control regimes, the legitimacy crisis of the global nuclear order, and the debate on extended nuclear deterrence in Europe.

Selected Publications

  • Oliker, Olga, Franziska Stärk, Dmitry Stefanovich, Maren Vieluf. 2023.
    Truth or Dare: Transparency, Ambiguity, and Prospects for New International Commitments in the Nuclear Realm.
    Deep Cuts Working Paper 15. Hamburg: IFSH.
  • Stärk, Franziska, Ulrich Kühn. 2022.
    Nuclear Injustice: How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Shows the Staggering Human Cost of Deterrence.
    In: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Stärk, Franziska, Maren Vieluf. 2021.
    Abrüstungsimpulse ernst nehmen – warum Deutschland konstruktiv mit dem Atomwaffenverbotsvertrag umgehen sollte.
    In: Rüstungskontrolle für die nächste Bundesregierung. Ein Empfehlungsbericht, edited by Ulrich Kühn, 20-25. Hamburg: IFSH. DOI: 10.25592/ifsh-research-report-006.
  • Eisentraut, Sophie, Franziska Stärk, Simon Pfeiffer. 2021.
    Arms Control. Starring Down the Barrel.
    In: Between States of Matter - Competition and Cooperation. Munich Security Report 2021, edited by Tobias Bunde, Sophie Eisentraut, Laura Hartmann, Randolf Carr, Julia Hammelehle, Juliane Kabus, Luca Miehe, Simon Pfeiffer, Franziska Stärk, Amadée Mudie-Mantz, 85-97. Munich: Munich Security Conference. DOI: 10.47342/CYPE1056.
  • Bunde, Tobias, Randolf Carr, Franziska Stärk. 2020.
    Dependencies: Wonderful Together, Vulnerable Together.
    In: Zeitenwende | Wendezeiten: Special Edition of the Munich Security Report on German Foreign and Security Policy, edited by Tobias Bunde, Laura Hartmann, Franziska Stärk, Randolf Carr, Christoph Erber, Julia Hammelehle, Juliane Kabus, 50-68. Munich: Munich Security Conference. DOI: 10.47342/YSUC7634.
  • Bunde, Tobias, Randolf Carr, Franziska Stärk. 2020.
    Abhängigkeiten: Wunderbar Together, Verwundbar Together.
    In: Zeitenwende | Wendezeiten: Sonderausgabe des Munich Security Report zur deutschen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, edited by Tobias Bunde, Laura Hartmann, Franziska Stärk, Randolf Carr, Christoph Erber, Julia Hammelehle, Juliane Kabus, 50-68. München: Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz. DOI: 10.47342/SBID8214.