Tim Thies joined IFSH in August 2021. He works as a researcher in the Working Group on Arms Control and Emerging Technologies. The Working Group is part of a two-years cooperation between IFSH and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and is embedded in the international research network “Rethinking Nuclear Deterrence.” In addition, he is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Management Research at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Until late 2022, Tim Thies was part of 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 programme 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.

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.

Selected Publications

More publications​​​​​​​