Andreas Lutsch

Andreas Lutsch

Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University
Encina Hall, C246
Stanford CA 94305-6165

(650) 724 5703 (voice)

Research Interests

Transatlantic relations; nuclear proliferation; extended nuclear deterrence; international and German history of the 19th and 20th centuries


Andreas Lutsch is a Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC. His fellowship is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. In August 2015 he received his Doctor of Philosophy in history at the University of Mainz, Germany. His dissertation offers a new interpretation of West Germany’s nuclear policy during the 1960s and 1970s - from the controversy about the Non-Proliferation Treaty since the early 1960s until the agreement on NATO’s dual track decision in 1979. The dissertation is based on printed and edited sources and on multi-archival research in Germany, the U.S., the UK and Belgium, thus making use of recently declassified files. Besides completing the book manuscript, Andreas is engaged in a research project on the historical management of U.S. extended nuclear deterrence regarding NATO Europe. Andreas analyzes whether, why and to what extent mechanisms of nuclear consultation were important as tools of extended deterrence management. A previous research fellow at the University of Mainz, Germany, Andreas is an Assistant Professor (on leave in the academic years 2015-16 and 2016-2017) at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He organized three workshops for PhD students and postdocs and is affiliated with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP).