Ulrich Kühn, PhD
Political Scientist


I am a political scientist, working at the intersection of security studies and conflict research. My research interests include nuclear weapons policies, emerging technologies, Euro-Atlantic security, NATO-Russia relations, and international security institutions.

I am the Head of the Arms Control and Emerging Technologies Program at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), a Nonresident Scholar with the Nuclear Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the founder of the US-Russian-German Deep Cuts Commission. Previously, I worked for the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the German Federal Foreign Office, and the Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces of Germany.

I hold a PhD (summa cum laude) from Hamburg University in Political Sciences; a Magister Artium from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn in Medieval and Modern History, Political Sciences, and Newer German Literature; and a Masters Degree in Peace and Security Studies from the University of Hamburg. I am an alumnus of the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius and have been a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment. I was awarded United Nations Fellow on Disarmament.

My articles and commentary appeared, inter alia, in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Quarterly, The Nonproliferation Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and War on the Rocks.