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, Euro-Atlantic security, NATO-Russia relations, and international security institutions.

I am the Deputy Head of the arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation program at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), a Nonresident Scholar at the Nuclear Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the founder of the trilateral Deep Cuts Commission. Previously, I worked for the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, the German Federal Foreign Office, and the Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces of Germany.

I hold a PhD from Hamburg University in Political Sciences; a Magister Artium from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn in Medieval and Modern History (major), Political Sciences, and Newer German Literature (minors); 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 in 2016-2017. In 2011, 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, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The National Interest, and War on the Rocks.

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