Ulrich Kühn, PhD
Political Scientist


Monographs & Edited Volumes

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

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, guest edited by Ulrich Kühn. link

Cooperative Arms Control in Europe (1973–2014). A Case of Regime Decay? (Hamburg: University of Hamburg, online dissertation, 2016). pdf

Journal Articles

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

“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. link

"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. link

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

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

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

"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. link

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

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

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

"More Realism, Please! A Reply to Ditrych, Kulesa and Kobrinskaya (Forum: 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

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

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

"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

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

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 (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

Newspaper Articles & Online Publications

"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). 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

"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

"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

"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

"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