Ulrich Kühn, PhD
Political Scientist


Monographs & Edited Volumes

The Rise and Fall of Cooperative Arms Control in Europe (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2020), DOI: 10.5771/9783748903239-378.

Preventing Escalation in the Baltics: A NATO Playbook (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2018). pdf

The Crisis of Nuclear Disarmament and Arms Control: Diagnosis and Future Concepts (Berlin: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 2018). pdf

Guest-Edited Journal Issues

The N.EX.T. Project: Arms control and disarmament approaches for a deadlocked age, Special Issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 73, no. 4 (July/August 2017): 244–83. pdf

Journal Articles

"Uncharted Waters: Europe and the End of Nuclear Arms Control," Turkish Policy Quarterly 19, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 101–9. pdf

"Teilhabe als Chance. Wie Deutschland atomwaffenfrei werden kann und die Sicherheit Europas dabei noch gestärkt wird," (with Pia Fuhrhop and Oliver Meier) Internationale Politik 75, no. 4 (July/August 2020): 62–6. pdf link

"Europe and the INF Crisis – Strength and Dialogue," Horizons: Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development 6, no. 14 (Summer 2019): 108–15. pdf

"The End of Conventional Arms Control and the Role of U.S. Congress," Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament 2, no. 1 (2019): 253–73. pdf

"Das Ende des INF-Vertrags. Folgen für die Nukleare Rüstungskontrolle in Europe," Osteuropa 69, no. 1–2 (2019): 89–101. pdf

"Between a rock and a hard place: Europe in a post-INF world," The Nonproliferation Review 26, no. 1–2 (2019): 155–66. pdf

"Deterrence and its discontents," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 74, no. 4 (July 2018): 248–54. pdf

"Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation in Retreat: What Europe Can Do," (with Angela Kane) S+F Sicherheit und Frieden, Security and Peace 36, no. 1 (2018): 40–4. pdf

"Germany's Nuclear Education: Why a Few Elites Are Testing a Taboo," (with Tristan Volpe) The Washington Quarterly 40, no. 3 (Fall 2017): 7–27. pdf

"Keine Atombombe, bitte. Warum Deutschland nicht zur Nuklearmacht werden sollte," (with Tristan Volpe) Internationale Politik 72, no. 4 (July/August 2017): 90–7. pdf

"Keine Atombombe, Bitte. Why Germany Should Not Go Nuclear," (with Tristan Volpe) Foreign Affairs 96, no. 4 (July/August 2017): 103–12. pdf

"Introduction: Nuclear disarmament and arms control for the next decade," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 73, no. 4 (July/August 2017): 244. pdf

"Europe's nuclear woes: Mitigating the challenges of the next years," (with Shatabhisha Shetty and Polina Sinovets) Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 73, no. 4 (July/August 2017): 245–54. pdf

"Russia, NATO, and the INF Treaty," (with Anna Péczeli) Strategic Studies Quarterly 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 66–99. pdf

"Der Konflikt um die Ukraine. Was wir von Egon Bahr lernen können," S+F Sicherheit und Frieden, Security and Peace 34, no. 2 (2016): 151–6. pdf

"Institutional Resilience, Deterrence and the Transition to Zero Nuclear Weapons," Security and Human Rights 26, no. 2-4 (2015): 262–80. pdf

"Responses to 'Deter and Engage: Making the Case for Harmel 2.0 as NATO's New Strategy,'" New Perspectives 23, no. 2 (2015): 136–42. pdf

"Deter and Engage: Making the Case for Harmel 2.0 as NATO's New Strategy," New Perspectives 23, no. 1 (2015): 127–57. pdf

"Understanding Russia," Russian Analytical Digest 10, no. 162 (2015): 5–8. pdf

"Vertrag über den Waffenhandel: Staatenkonferenz 18.-28. März 2013," (with Michael Brzoska) Vereinte Nationen, Zeitschrift für die Vereinten Nationen und ihre Unterorganisationen 61, no. 3 (2013): 128–9. pdf

"Conventional Arms Control 2.0," Journal of Slavic Military Studies 26, no. 2 (2013): 189–202. pdf

"Vertrag über den Waffenhandel: Staatenkonferenz 2.-27. Juli 2012," (with Michael Brzoska) Vereinte Nationen, Zeitschrift für die Vereinten Nationen und ihre Unterorganisationen 60, no. 5 (2012): 223–5. pdf

"Generalversammlung: Kernwaffenfreie Zone Nahost," Vereinte Nationen, Zeitschrift für die Vereinten Nationen und ihre Unterorganisationen 60, no. 1 (2012): 28–9. pdf

"Global Zero: 'perhaps not in my lifetime,'" Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft 14, no. 4 (2011): 98–119. pdf

"CFE: Overcoming the Impasse," Russia in Global Affairs 8, no. 2 (2010): 61–70. pdf

"Medvedev's Proposals for a New European Security Order: A Starting Point or the End of the Story?" Connections, The Quarterly Journal 9, no. 2 (2010): 1–16. pdf

Articles in Edited Volumes

"Nuclear Risk in the Euro-Atlantic," in Nuclear Risk Reduction: Closing Pathways to Use (Geneva: UNIDIR, 2020), edited by Wilfred Wan, pp. 94–111. pdf

"Regional Conflicts," in A Consensus Proposal for a Revised Regional Order in Post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2019), edited by Samuel Charap et al., pp. 53–78. (with Samuel Charap et al.). link

"Die neue Instabilität," in Ideen Meinungen Kontroversen – Die wichtigsten Debatten 2018 (Bonn: Verlag J.H.W. Dietz, 2018), edited by Michael Bröning, Joanna Itzek, and Claudia Detsch, pp. 152–56.

"Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons," in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces (London: Oxford University Press, June 2018), edited by Hugo Meijer and Marco Wyss, pp. 727–42. link

"Last to escape, first to disarm? Three scenarios of peace and war on the Korean Peninsula," in Conflict Zone Asia-Pacific. Crises, power shifts, and its repercussions for Europe and Germany (Berlin: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 2018), edited by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, pp. 58–62. pdf

"Staatlicher und institutioneller Verfall: Der Krieg in der Ukraine und die europäische Rüstungskontrolle," in Der Ukraine-Konflikt, Russland und die europäische Sicherheitsordnung (Berlin: Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2017), edited by Michael Staack, pp. 139–58. pdf

"Cooperative Arms Control in Europe and the Global Nuclear Order: Rethinking Decision-Making and Institutions in Light of the Ukraine Conflict," in Selected Essays on the Transition to a New Nuclear Order (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016), edited by Judith Reppy and Catherine McArdle Kelleher, pp. 57–77. pdf

"Sicherheit mit Russland, Sicherheit vor Russland. Vom Umgang mit der erneuten Konfrontation," in Europa und die neue Weltunordnung. Analysen und Positionen zur europäischen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (Berlin: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 2016), edited by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, pp. 102–17. pdf

"Applying Insights Gained from Traditional TCBMs to Cyberspace," in Cybersecurity. Some Critical Insights and Perspectives (Singapore: Nanyang Technological University, 2015), edited by Damien D. Cheong, pp. 51–7. pdf

"A weapons of mass destruction-free zone in the Middle East: A pipe dream or a concrete goal?" in Annual Report 2011 (Hamburg: IFSH, 2012), edited by IFSH, pp. 24–9. pdf

"Russlands Vorschläge für eine neue europäische Sicherheitsordnung," in Auf dem Weg zu einer europäischen Friedens- und Sicherheitsordnung (Bremen: Edition Temmen, 2010), edited by Michael Staack, pp. 138–60. pdf

Reports & Working Papers

"A New Cold War - But We Can Get Out of It," in Russia Policy Under the Next U.S. President (College Station: Texas A&M University, September 2020). pdf

Trilateral Arms Control? Perspectives from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing (with Alexey Arbatov, David Santoro, and Tong Zhao) (Hamburg: IFSH, March 2020). pdf

"European Perspective," in The INF Quandary: Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in Europe. Perspectives from the U.S., Russia and Germany. Russia Matters Issue Brief (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Belfer Center, January 2019). pdf

"Wohin mit neuen INF-Raketen?" in Der INF-Vertrag vor dem Aus – Bedrohung oder Chance für die internationale Rüstungskontrolle? Perspektiven aus Russland, den USA und Deutschland (Berlin: FES, 2018). pdf

Additive Manufacturing and Nuclear Nonproliferation: Shared Perspectives on Security Implications and Governance Options (Washington, DC: The Stanley Foundation, 2018). pdf

Structuring Security: Dialogue and Arms Control in the OSCE Area (Vienna: VCDNP, 2018). pdf

Status-Neutral Security, Confidence-Building and Arms Control Measures in the Georgian Context (with Sergi Kapanadze, Wolfgang Richter, and Wolfgang Zellner) (Hamburg: IFSH, 2017). pdf

Back from the Brink. Toward Restraint and Dialogue between Russia and the West. Third Report of the Deep Cuts Commission (with James Acton, Steven Pifer et al.) (Hamburg, Washington, Moscow: IFSH, 2016). pdf

Strengthening Stability in Turbulent Times. Second Report of the Deep Cuts Commission (with James Acton, Steven Pifer et al.) (Hamburg, Washington, Moscow: IFSH, 2015). pdf

Russia's Nuclear Posture: Modernization and the State of Arms Control (with Vincent Fournier) (Hamburg: IFSH, 2014). pdf

Preparing for Deep Cuts: Options for Enhancing Euro-Atlantic and International Security. First Report of the Deep Cuts Commission (with James Acton, Steven Pifer et al.) (Hamburg, Washington, Moscow: IFSH, 2014). pdf

Towards a Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian Security Community. From Vision to Reality (with Camille Grand, Łukasz Kulesa et al.) (Hamburg, Paris, Moscow, Warsaw: IFSH, 2012). pdf

From Capitol Hill to Istanbul: The Origins of the Current CFE Deadlock (Hamburg: IFSH, 2009). pdf

Book Reviews

"Thomas Urban, Die Irrtümer des Kremls. Warum wir den Krieg im Osten Europas stoppen müssen. München: Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH, 2015," S+F Sicherheit und Frieden, Security and Peace 33, no. 4 (2015): 231–2. pdf

"Gabriele Krone-Schmalz, Russland verstehen. Der Kampf um die Ukraine und die Arroganz des Westens. München: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2015," S+F Sicherheit und Frieden, Security and Peace 33, no. 3 (2015): 166–7. pdf

Other Publications

"Creating an Opportunity to Withdraw U.S. Nuclear Weapons From Europe," (with Pia Fuhrhop and Oliver Meier) Arms Control Today 50, no. 8 (October 2018): 18–22.

"Rüstungskontrolle in schwierigen Zeiten," Behörden Spiegel no. 7 (July 2020): 49. pdf

"Welchen Sinn haben deutsche Atombomber?" (with Pia Fuhrhop and Oliver Meier) DER SPIEGEL (April 30, 2020). link

"Hört auf zu klatschen," TAZ (April 14, 2020): 23.

"Why Arms Control Is (Almost) Dead," Carnegie Europe (March 5, 2020). link

"The end of the INF Treaty: what does it mean for Europe?" ZOiS Spotlight 30/19 (July 31, 2019). link

"Kazakhstan – Once More a Testing Ground?" Valdai Club (July 12, 2019). link

"Can We Still Regulate Emerging Technologies?" Valdai Club (May 9, 2019). link

"Die Rückkehr der Raketen," Tagesspiegel Causa (May, 2019). link

"Arms control without arms to control?" The European Leadership Network (March 28, 2019). link

"Five Ways to Counter INF Violations," Valdai Club (March 27, 2019). link

"Reden und rüsten," Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (March 8, 2019). link

 "The end of the INF Treaty," International Politics and Society (February 14, 2019. link

"Five Ways to Save INF's Legacy," Valdai Club (February 13, 2019). link

"INF-Vertrag: Steht Europa vor einem neuen Raketenwettlauf?" Die Bundeswehr (February 2019): 16–7. pdf

"The New Arms Race – and Its Consequences," Valdai Club (December 13, 2018). link

"Diskussion um INF-Vertrag: Geht es eigentlich um China?" Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (October 29, 2018). link

"Europa droht die Rückkehr der Raketen," Die Zeit (October 22, 2018). link

"Die neue Instabilität,” Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (May 24, 2018). link

"Strategic toughness toward Russia the key to keeping Baltic allies safe," The Hill (April 9, 2018). link

"The OSCE in 2030? Let’s First Survive the New Cold War," Security and Human Rights Monitor (March 16, 2018). link

"Krieg der Knöpfe: Warum nukleare Drohungen so gefährlich sind," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (January 4, 2018). link

"With Zapad Over, Is It Time for Conventional Arms Control in Europe?" War on the Rocks (September 27, 2017). link

"Russisches Militär startet Großmanöver," Aargauer Zeitung (September 14, 2017): 10​. pdf

"Umgang mit Nordkorea: Dialog und Abschreckung statt 'Feuer und Zorn,'" Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (September 13, 2017). link

"Tracking the German Nuclear Debate," (with Tristan Volpe and Bert Thompson) Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (September 7, 2017, updated August 15, 2018). link

"Can Germany Be Europe's Nuclear Bridge Builder?" Carnegie Europe (August 25, 2017)​. link

"Konventionelle Rüstungskontrolle in Europa – Notwendigkeiten und Möglichkeiten für einen neuen Anlauf," Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (February 22, 2017). link

"U.S.-Russia Relations and the Future Security of Europe," Arms Control Today 47, no. 1 (January/February 2017): 18–25. pdf

"The Sudden German Nuke Flirtation," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (December 6, 2016). link Reprinted as "Unthinkable? The German Proliferation Debate," in Sleepwalking to Armageddon. The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation (New York, NY: The New Press, 2017), edited by Helen Caldicott, pp. 151-7. link

"Status-neutral Arms Control: Promises and Pitfalls," (with Sergi Kapanadze, Wolfgang Richter, and Wolfgang Zellner) Security Community 4, no. 3 (2016): 8–9. pdf

"False Alert: Is Russia Beefing Up Forces on NATO's Border?" War on the Rocks (July 8, 2016). link

"NATO-Gipfel: Nukleare Abschreckung, nukleare Abrüstung," Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (July 4, 2016). link

"Auf eine Provokation der Nato wird eine Reaktion Russlands folgen," Tagesspiegel Causa (June 30, 2016). link

"Rediscovering Diplomacy: An Agenda for Decreasing Tensions between Russia and the West," War on the Rocks (June 29, 2016). link

"What's Missing as NATO Rearms Its Eastern Flank? Diplomacy," Defense One (June 1, 2016). link

"Vor Warschau ist nach Warschau," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (May 28, 2016). link

"The Baltic Dilemma of Power vs. Order," The National Interest (January 11, 2016). link

"Improve the nuclear test monitoring system," (with Michael Schoeppner) Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (February 9, 2015). link

"With or Without You: Germany and NATO," War on the Rocks (November 3, 2015). link

"70 Jahre nach Hiroshima und Nagasaki," Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (August 4, 2015). link

"Are Germans Free-Riding on American Security?" War on the Rocks (July 6, 2015). link

"Ein neuer Weg für die nukleare Abrüstung?" Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (May 22, 2015). link

"Die drei Krisen kooperativer Sicherheit in Europa," WeltTrends – Das außenpolitische Journal 23, no. 106/107 (2015): 44–9. pdf

"Der Ukraine-Krieg und die europäische Sicherheitsarchitektur," Russland-Analysen 13, no. 295 (2015): 7–11. pdf

"Verständnisprobleme," ADLAS, Magazin für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 9, no. 1 (2015): 29–34. pdf

"Three Crises Threatening the European Security Architecture," The European Leadership Network (February 24, 2015). link

"Angebote statt Eskalation," (with Götz Neuneck) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung no. 221 (September 23, 2014): 8. pdf

"Conventional Arms Control in Europe: State of Affairs and Prospects," Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (December 17, 2014). link

"The Relevance of Nuclear and Conventional Arms Control to European Security Today," The European Leadership Network (May 2, 2014). link

"Netzhysterie in der Ukrainekrise," Politik Digital (August 12, 2014). link

"The Role of Conventional Arms Control in Euro-Atlantic Security: Is It Needed and Is It Achievable?" The European Leadership Network (September 26, 2013). link

"Non-Proliferation Through Fuel Cooperation," Global Perspectives, Magazine for International Cooperation (International Edition) 13, no. 2 (February/March 2012): 21–2. pdf

"In the Middle of Nowhere: The OSCE's Astana Summit," IFSH Aktuelle Stellungnahmen (December 7, 2010). pdf

"Politico-military security: a dimension in transition," OSCE Review Conference Vienna, 18 - 26 October 2010. pdf