• SWP in the Media

    From reluctance to policy – A new German stance on CSDP?

    By pushing for more ‘conceptual’ clarity in the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy, Germany loses its most important ally, France, since for Paris, the best way to evolve CSDP is operations, not concepts, writes Ronja Kempin in europeangeostrategy.org more
  • Catharina Lewerenz, Judith Vorrath

    Illegal Fishing and Maritime Security

    Towards a Land- and Sea-based Response to Threats in West Africa

    West African coastal states lose up to $1.5 billion a year as a result of illegal fishing. The effects of overfishing also hit these countries hard. In its Strategy on the Gulf of Guinea, the European Union highlights the threats and risks posed to these... more
  • Egypt’s Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

    Weakened Parliament, Weakened Parties

    According to the roadmap for political transformation announced in July 2013, Egypt’s parliamentary elections should have taken place six months after the constitutional amendments. Yet, since then, they have been postponed several times. They are now... more
  • Reviewing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and Partnerships

    A Proposal for a Multi-level Review at the High level Political Forum

    In September 2015, the heads of state and government of the United Nations Member States are scheduled to decide on the Post-2015 agenda. This is to include not only a list of universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but also a mechanism for monitoring... more
  • The EU’s New Energy and Climate Policy Framework for 2030

    Implications for the German Energy Transition

    In October 2014, the leaders of the 28 EU Member States in the European Council agreed upon the outline of a common strategy for energy and climate policy to 2030. Until the very end of negotiations, the agreement was subject to Poland’s consent. The... more
  • Anne Wolf

    Power Shift in Tunisia

    Electoral Success of Secular Parties Might Deepen Polarization

    Tunisia’s main secular party, Nidaa Tounes, emerged as the largest force in the October 2014 parliamentary elections. The party’s leader has also a high chance of being elected president in a runoff ballot in late December. The results risk to increase... more

Analytical and academic papers

Catharina Lewerenz, Judith Vorrath

West Africa: Illegal Fishing and Maritime Security

SWP Comments 2015/C 02, January 2015, 4 Pages
Nadine Sika

Egypt: Parliamentary Elections

SWP Comments 2015/C 01, January 2015, 4 Pages
Severin Fischer

EU: New Energy and Climate Policy Framework

SWP Comments 2014/C 55, December 2014, 8 Pages
Marianne Beisheim

Reviewing the Post-2015 SDGs and Partnerships

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 01, January 2015, 37 Pages
Judith Vorrath

Organized Crime in Liberia and Sierra Leone

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 13, November 2014, 30 Pages


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