• Tobias Fella

    Dr Tobias Fella is head of the trilateral Challenges to Deep Cuts project, which is funded by the German Foreign Office. Previously, he was a foreign and security policy advisor at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), project coordinator and research fellow at the Hertie School, and fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). In 2022, Tobias Fella held an ongoing series of lectures and workshops for the German Armed Forces on the political, military and economic aspects of the war in Ukraine. In the process, he prepared selected units for their deployment in Lithuania as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence. Tobias Fella holds a PhD in political science from the Humboldt University of Berlin, where he researched the idea of American decline in neoconservative thinking, and a Magister Artium in political science, history and law from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He is an alumnus of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. You can reach him via e-mail at fella(at)


    Arms Control I US-China-Russia Relations I World Orders

  • Lucian Bumeder

    Lucian Bumeder is the coordinator of the Young Deep Cuts Commission. He holds a Master's in international relations from Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin and the Moscow State Institute for International Affairs (MGIMO). Previously he worked for the transnational journalist network n-ost and as a policy aide in the German Bundestag. He is fluent in German, English and Russian. You can contact him via email to bumeder(at)


    Russian Foreign Policy I Nuclear arms-control I Russian-American relations

  • Lina Grob

    Lina Grob is the research assistant in the project Deep Cuts. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Management from the OTH Regensburg. Currently, she is studying in the master's program Peace and Security Studies at the IFSH and University of Hamburg. You can contact her via email grob(at)


    Arms control I Eastern Europe and Russia I EU enlargement