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Researcher

Tom Sauer

  • Research interest:International peace and security- Special expertise: policy and politics of nuclear weapons/atomic weapons, weapons of mass destruction:-- deterrence; nuclear doctrines of nuclear armed states, esp. US and Russia-- proliferation: Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea-- nonproliferation: Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT)-- NATO nuclear policy, incl. US tactical nuclear weapons in Europe-- Belgian nuclear policy (Kleine Brogel, F-16/F-35,…)-- bilateral arms control agreements US-Russia (ABM, INF, New START,…)-- Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)-- nuclear security; nuclear terrorism-- missile defense- European security:-- NATO-- European defense-- relations with Russia (Ukraine, Putin,…)- terrorism:-- radicalization (e.g. Belgian Syria fighters)-- terrorism-- nuclear and radiological terrorism- insider threat- coercive diplomacy
  • Keywords:DIPLOMACY, RADICALISATION, IRAN, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY, NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, RUSSIA, TERRORISM, Political and social sciences
  • Disciplines:Defence studies, Diplomacy, International politics, Security, peace and conflict
  • Research techniques:Qulaitative research methods (literature review, interviews, case studies,...)
  • Users of research expertise:Academics, studentsPublic authorities (international organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Interior, iintelligence and security departments,...)Think tanksMediaSocietal actors (peace movements,....)