Category Solutions: Malte Göttsche, Germany
At a time when Russia and President Putin are openly threatening to use nuclear weapons, the abolition of nuclear weapons has become even more urgent and important. Professor Malte Göttsche of RWTH Aachen University is looking for ways to reach an understanding and advocates for nuclear weapon states to actually disarm. It is true that the U.S. and Russia drastically reduced their nuclear arsenals, mainly in the 1990s. Nevertheless, Russia currently has nearly 6,000 nuclear warheads and the U.S. over 5,400, with about 2,000 warheads on "high alert." Malte Göttsche advocates for disarmament and the elimination of all nuclear weapons, and is looking for new ways for nuclear-weapon states to build mutual trust to achieve this goal. "This is a service to us all," the NFFF jury said. "We need the mechanisms to understand what nuclear-weapon states are doing, or not doing, if we are to have any chance of achieving the goals of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Malte Göttsche is among those paving the way for that."