The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Ulrich Kühn (Ph.D.) is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., a non-resident Fellow with the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg and a Member of the Deep Cuts Commission. Previously, he worked for the German Federal Foreign Office. In 2011 he was awarded United Nations Fellow on Disarmament. Kühn is Chair of the Standing Group on Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the European Initiative on Security Studies (EISS) and an alumnus of the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. He has published on arms control, international security institutions, and Euro-Atlantic security. His 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.
As long as the relationship between Russia and the West continues to be confrontational, the urgent task will be to stabilize and manage the confrontation. For NATO, this primarily means balancing deterrence and assurance measures to its easternmost allies without entering a new arms race.
To assure global coverage and a higher probability of detecting nuclear tests, if the international community must expand its monitoring system and put limits on radioactive releases from nuclear facilities