• Simona Autolitano, Verena Zoppei

    Unveiling the Structure of Unconventional Organized Crime

    Investigating and Prosecuting Criminal Networks within and beyond European Borders

    In the last decades, the traditional understanding of organized crime (OC) has been widely challenged. As the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Europol, as well as German authorities have extensively highlighted, hierarchical criminal... more
  • Not Frozen!

    The Unresolved Conflicts over Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh in Light of the Crisis over Ukraine

    Since 2014 German and European attention has been largely absorbed by the annexation of Crimea, the war in Donbas and the crisis in relations with Russia. Yet the eastern neighbourhood also contains four unresolved territorial conflicts, which have in... more
  • Non-Jewish Minorities and Their Access to Israeli Citizenship

    Demographic Threat Perceptions and Ensuing State Strategies

    On Independence Day in May 2016, the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics announced that the Israeli population had increased tenfold since the State’s establishment in 1948. Leading national newspapers rejoiced that the population has multiplied from... more
  • Nordic Europe after the Brexit Vote

    The Five Nordic Countries Are Reassessing Their Relations with the EU

    The UK’s EU referendum is making waves in the Nordic countries. The vote could give a boost to Euro-critical parties across the region. However, it seems unlikely that EU members Denmark, Finland and Sweden will head for the exit in the foreseeable... more
  • Putin’s New National Guard

    Bulwark against Mass Protests and Illoyal Elites

    A new Russian security organ was created on 3 July 2016. The National Guard takes over the interior ministry’s internal troops and police special forces and places them directly under the president’s control. The new force’s remit ranges from public... more

Analytical and academic papers

Simona Autolitano, Verena Zoppei

Unveiling the Structure of Unconventional Organized Crime

SWP Comments 2016/C 44, September 2016, 4 Pages
Lidia Averbukh

Non-Jewish Minorities and Their Access to Israeli Citizenship

SWP Comments 2016/C 43, September 2016, 8 Pages
Tobias Etzold, Christian Opitz

Nordic Europe after the Brexit Vote

SWP Comments 2016/C 42, September 2016, 4 Pages
Sabine Fischer (ed.)

Not Frozen!: Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Area

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 09, September 2016, 97 Pages
Michael Paul

A “Great Wall of Sand” in the South China Sea?

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 08, July 2016, 25 Pages

"Point of View"

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Russian Foreign Policy: Watching for "Grey Swans"

The SWP Research Paper "Conceivable Surprises: Eleven Possible Developments in Russian Foreign Policy" elicited harsh criticism in certain quarters. Here its editors, Sabine Fischer and Margarete Klein, explain their study’s aims and methods. more


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Sustainability, Climate and Energy

The new dossier deals with developments in the field of sustainability, climate and energy. It displays publications and other products by SWP researchers that track international and European policy processes, and discuss recommendations for action.
Last Update 12.09.2016
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Crisis in and around Ukraine

Internal and external developments in Ukraine and Russia; repercussions of crisis in the region and for European and international security.
Last Update 15.06.2016

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