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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Report 202316. Germany ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 19 Points Full Points 48 39.6%
While Germany has proactively engaged in nuclear disarmament, it was against, or abstained, in voting on the other UNGA Resolutions related to the humanitarian dimensions as well as legal prohibition of nuclear weapons. Germany has not signed the TPNW, but Germany participated in the 1MSP. Along with the other U.S. allies, Germany advocates the “progressive approach” toward a world without nuclear weapons, through incremental, practical measures. It actively advocated nuclear risk reduction at the NPT RevCon. Germany, which has increased reliance on extended (nuclear) deterrence, is hosting U.S. non-strategic nuclear weapons as part of NATO’s nuclear sharing policy, and announced its policy to acquire F35 dual-capable aircraft (DCA). It is reported that Germany requested the U.S. not to adopt a policy of no first use or sole purpose of nuclear weapons. It participated in the IPNDV.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 56 Points Full Points 61 91.8%
Germany acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, and has applied the integrated safeguards. It has engaged in non-proliferation, including the establishment of solid export control systems. Germany submitted a report based on the Guidelines for the Management of Plutonium to the IAEA, including its holding of civil HEU in addition to that of civil plutonium.
Nuclear Security 28 Points Full Points 38 73.7%
Germany has ratified all nuclear security-related conventions and established a national implementation system for A/CPPNM. They have hosted an IPPAS mission in 2017. Germany places a high priority on cybersecurity measures. They participates in a number of INFCIRC initiatives and continue to contribute to the NSF.
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