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Maximilian Hoell

Senior Policy Fellow

Dr Maximilian Hoell is a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN). He works on issues pertaining to nuclear arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation as well as transatlantic security.

Alongside his work for the ELN, Max is Lecturer in Political Science at Paris Dauphine University. Prior to joining the ELN, Max completed stints at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the German Federal Foreign Office, amongst others.

Max earned a PhD in International Relations from University College London. He also studied at the Universities of Oxford, Yale and Montpellier, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Content by Maximilian Hoell


Nuclear dangers of Russia’s war against Ukraine: Implications for multilateral nuclear diplomacy and recommendations for risk reduction

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increases nuclear risks and represents a major setback for multilateral nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament diplomacy. To mitigate the risk of nuclear escalation, the P5 must demonstrate to the international community that they stand behind their joint affirmation that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”


Reflections on P5 risk reduction: milestones to date and recommendations for the eleventh NPT review cycle

The recent P5 affirmation that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” as well as the incorporation of strategic risk reduction into the nuclear doctrines and dialogues working group are impactful and are welcome first measures. The P5 must now build on this momentum to discuss a substantive programme of work which must will lead to the implementation of concrete risk reduction measures within the eleventh review cycle.

24 January 2022 | Maximilian Hoell and Goran Svilanović