• Christian Schaller / Johannes Thimm

    Internet Governance and the ITU: Maintaining the Multistakeholder Approach

    The German perspective

    Germany aims to prevent an intergovernmental organization like the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) from getting in charge of regulating the Internet for fear that this would play into the hands of governments who are strongly interested in restricting Internet freedom.
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  • Support for Syria’s Civil Society – Misguided and Ineffective

    Without Military Action, International Support Will Continue to Be of No Avail

    Three-and-a-half years after the start of the peaceful protests in Syria the civil actors have been marginalised. The picture is dominated by a broad range of different militias. Few of them have a vision of Syria as a country based on pluralism and united... more
  • Chérine Chams El Dine

    Fragile Alliances in Egypt’s Post-Revolutionary Order

    The Military and Its Partners

    The election of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in May 2014 as Egypt’s President has ushered in a new order. The tacit alliance forged during the rule of Sisi’s predecessor, Mohammed Morsi, between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military had gradually eroded... more
  • Erdoğan’s “New Turkey”

    Restoring the Authoritarian State in the Name of Democracy

    European and American commentators warn that Turkey is drifting back into authoritarianism, citing excessive police violence against demonstrators, restrictions on freedom of the press and internet, government interference in the judiciary, purges in... more
  • U.S.-led Bombardment Challenges Islamic State’s Hold on Eastern Syria

    But without Addressing the Roots of the Conflict, the Group Will Remain Hard to Beat

    In July 2014, the so-called Islamic State solidified its hold on large parts of the Euphrates river basin in eastern Syria, expelling its al-Qaeda rivals from the region, weeks after having captured the city of Mosul in neighboring Iraq and having declared... more
  • Yaşar Aydın

    The New Turkish Diaspora Policy

    Its Aims, Their Limits and the Challenges for Associations of People of Turkish Origin and Decision-makers in Germany

    The activities of the Turkish government for people of Turkish origin in Germany are part of a political strategy aimed at strengthening the diaspora organisations. From Ankara‘s point of view, globalisation is forcing Turkey to reposition itself in... more

Analytical and academic papers

Chérine Chams El Dine

Egypt’s Post-Revolutionary Order

SWP Comments 2014/C 46, October 2014, 6 Pages
Petra Becker

Syria: Military Support Necessary

SWP Comments 2014/C 45, October 2014, 4 Pages
Günter Seufert

Erdoğan’s “New Turkey”

SWP Comments 2014/C 44, October 2014, 7 Pages
Yaşar Aydın

The New Turkish Diaspora Policy

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 10, October 2014, 28 Pages
Dilek Kurban

Europe's Role in Turkey’s Kurdish Policies

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 09, October 2014, 30 Pages

"Point of View"

Yaşar Aydın

»Turkey should respect the diversity and autonomy of the diaspora in Germany«

The SWP study »The New Turkish Diaspora Policy« by Yaşar Aydın has recently been published. In this interview he explains what lies behind this term, what aims Turkey is pursuing with the policy and the problems that exist in implementing it. more


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