Tim Thies is a researcher in the research and transfer project “Arms Control and Emerging Technologies”. Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, United States. He studied International Relations at Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and graduated from IFSH’s postgraduate Master’s program Peace and Security Studies. Tim Thies is an alumnus of the National Academic Scholarship Foundation and a member of the trilateral Young Deep Cuts Commission. During his studies, he worked as a student research assistant at the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Center for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) and as an intern at the German Bundestag and the European Parliament.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Tim Thies’ research focus lies on the implications of emerging technologies on arms race dynamics and escalation risks. In particular, he investigates the formation and influence of ideas in military innovation processes. In addition, he works on current developments in the area of hypersonic weapons.

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