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The Future Role of Nuclear Weapons in Europe

The Russian Federation and the USA are modernising their non-strategic nuclear arms for Europe. Both are blaming the respective other that they have been violating the INF-Treaty – the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which came into force 30 years ago. Is a new trend developing towards a larger role for nuclear weapons in European security? Is the Trump-Administration receding from the vision of a nuclear-free world? Which challenges and risks arise for those who are putting efforts into the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons? Which consequences can be drawn for the recent negotiations about a nuclear-weapons-convention (NWC)?

About these and other questions will the following panellists elaborate and discuss.


  • Angela Kane                

Vice President of the International Institute for Peace, IIP - Vienna

Former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, New York

  • Hans M. Kristensen        

Federation of American Scientists, Washington, (via skype)

  • Otfried Nassauer        

Berlin Information-center for Transatlantic Security

  • Susi Snyder                   

Pax Nederlande, Utrecht

  • Igor Sutyagin         

Royal United Services Institute, London


Venue:                                     Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Festsaal

                                                Favoritenstraße 15

                                                1040 Vienna

Language:                               English

In Cooperation with:

Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)

Berliner Informationszentrum für Transatlantische Sicherheit (BITS)

Internationaler Versöhnungsbund (IBW)

Diplomatische Akademie Wien (DA)

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)