Ulrich Kühn, PhD
Political Scientist

RESEARCH


My research interests include Nuclear Arms Control, Deterrence, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation; Emerging Technologies and their impact on International Security; Euro-Atlantic and European Security; as well as International Security Institutions. In particular, my research focuses on the role of the United States, Russia, and NATO. I am especially interested in the following topics:

  • Nuclear Policies
  • Emerging Technologies (AI, LAWS, Cyber, AM, Drones, Hypersonic Vehicles)
  • NATO and Conventional Deterrence
  • U.S., German, and Russian Foreign and Security Policy
  • OSCE and Conventional Arms Control/CSBMs
  • Cooperative Security in Europe


Please find below summaries of past and ongoing research projects and scholarly work I have been conducting with the generous support of a variety of funders and partners.


 


2020

Grant: €465,000.00

Funder: Federal Foreign Office

Project: Program on "International Cyber Security (ICS)"


2020

 

Grant: €5,000.00

Funder: Federal Foreign Office

Project: Capturing Technology, Rethinking Arms Control

 

2020

Research Cooperation: €85,000.00

Partner: Körber Stiftung
Project: Körber Strategic Stability Initiative


2019

Research Cooperation: €70,000.00

Partner: Johns Hopkins University SAIS

Project: Nuclear Studies Research Initiative


2019 - 2021

Grant: €360,000.00

Funder: Federal Foreign Office

Project: Challenges to Deep Nuclear Cuts, 6th cycle


2018 - 2019

Grant: $300,000.00

Funder: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Project: Nuclear Phase Out and International Peace & Security


2017 - 2018

Grant: $50,000.00

Funder: The Stanley Foundation

Project: Additive Manufacturing and Nuclear Nonproliferation


2016 - 2017

Award: Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Funder: Stanton Foundation


2016

Grant: €37,000.00

Funder: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Project: N.EX.T. – Nuclear Expert Talks

 

Grant: €11,640.00

Funder: EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Project: Three Nonproliferation and Disarmament Internships


Grant: €10,200.00

Funder: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Moscow Office

Project: Workshop European Security and Arms Control

 

Grant: €96,000.00

Funder: Federal Foreign Office

Project: Challenges to Deep Nuclear Cuts, 3rd cycle

 

2014

Grant: €100,000.00

Funder: Federal Foreign Office and the Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

Project: Challenges to Deep Nuclear Cuts, 2nd cycle


2013

Grant: €120,000.00

Funder: Federal Foreign Office

Project: Challenges to Deep Nuclear Cuts, 1st cycle


Grant: €10,000.00

Funder: Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

Project: Feasibility study for project Deep Nuclear Cuts


2011 - 2013

Award: PhD Scholarship

Funder: Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst


2011

Award: UN Fellowship on Disarmament

Funder: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs


2009 - 2010

Award: Research Scholarship

Funder: Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg