New Deep Cuts project team

The Deep Cuts project starts in its next cycle under a new leadership. Dr Tobias Fella will lead the trilateral project, focusing the Commission’s work on how to advance arms control under difficult conditions of great power competition. Lucian Bumeder will coordinate the Young Deep Cuts Commission’s work on conventional and nuclear arms control in Europe.

Tobias Fella previous positions include foreign policy advisor at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Research Fellow at the Hertie School and Fellow at the German Insititute for International and Security Affairs / Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. His PhD thesis at Humboldt University of Berlin explored the idea of US decline as a world power in neoconservative thougth. Dr Fella's research focusses on arms control and issues of strategic stability unter conditions of great power competition. His focus is on U.S.-Russian relations and the potential inclusion of the People's Republic of China and other centers of powers in arms control. His articles and commentaries appeared in German and international media and magazines like The National Interest.

Lucian Bumeder previously worked as a policy aide in the office of Merle Spellerberg who serves on the Defense Committee of the German Bundestag as well as for the transnational journalist network n-ost. He studied Political Science (B.A.) and International Relations (M.A.) at Freie Universität Berlin and at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) with an interim stay at Tulane University in New Orleans.

The Deep Cuts Project is coordinated by the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). The project partner is the Arms Control Association in Washington, DC (ACA). The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The ACA, through its Senior Policy Analyst Shannon Bugos, particularly supports project activities that address emerging technologies and their implications for and integration into arms control.

The new Deep Cuts leadership thanks the previous team of Dr Oliver Meier, Maren Vieluf and Franziska Stärk for their work, which contributed significantly to the success of the project.