Arms Dynamics: Arms Control and Disinformation

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Chapter in the Peace Report by Christopher Daase, Jonas J. Driedger, Kristoffer Burck, Caroline Fehl, Simone Wisotzki, Samuel Forsythe, Sascha Hach, Una Jakob, Niklas Schörnig and Daniel Lambach (in German)

In the face of the Russian war in Ukraine and growing tensions with China, the prospects for arms control seem bleak. But not all arms control efforts are doomed to failure. Even if further disarmament is unlikely at present, everything should be done to maintain strategic stability, reduce escalation risks, prevent an arms race and contain proliferation. This requires a reorientation of arms control policy and its integration into security and defence policy. At the same time a new danger must be countered: disinformation, because it can undermine arms control and permanently prevent cooperation.

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Daase, Christopher; Driedger, Jonas J.; Burck, Kristoffer; Fehl, Caroline; Wisotzki, Simone; Forsythe, Samuel; Hach, Sascha; Jakob, Una; Schörnig, Niklas; Lambach, Daniel. “Rüstungsdynamiken: Rüstungskontrolle und Desinformation.” In Friedensgutachten 2023, edited by Bonn International Center for Conflict Studies (BICC); Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK); Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH); Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF),  85-101. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2023.

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