Franziska Stärk is a Researcher in the “Challenges to Deep Cuts” project at the Berlin office of IFSH and coordinates the new Young Deep Cuts Commission. Previously, she worked in the Research & Policy Team of the Munich Security Conference as a Policy Advisor on a wide range of security policy issues including arms control, energy security and human security.
Franziska Stärk studied Political Science and Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen (B.A.) and International Security at Sciences Po Paris (M.A.). She completed internships in the foreign affairs directorate-general of the Office of the Federal President and the Goethe-Institute in Marseille and Toulouse.


Research Profile | Current Projects

Franziska Stärk's research focus lies on nuclear arms control and critical security studies. She is particularly 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

  • 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/YSUC7634.
  • Bunde, Tobias, Randolf Carr, Sophie Eisentraut, Christoph Erber, Julia Hammelehle, Laura Hartmann, Juliane Kabus, Franziska Stärk, Julian Voje. 2020.
    Westlessness. Munich Security Report 2020.
    Munich: Munich Security Conference. DOI: 10.47342/IAQX5691.