• From War to Illicit Economies

    Organized Crime and State-building in Liberia and Sierra Leone

    Liberia and Sierra Leone are commonly categorized as fragile and conflict-affected states. They are seen as being particularly vulnerable to organized crime due to deficiencies in their criminal justice systems and having insufficient control of their... more
  • The Networking of European Foreign Policy: From Cacophony to Choir?

    The European Commission has created a new foreign affairs project team led by Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This institutional reform represents yet another attempt to overcome... more
  • Souad Ahmadoun

    Turkey’s Policy toward Syrian Refugees

    Domestic Repercussions and the Need for International Support

    Turkey’s humanitarian activities toward Syrian refugees are part and parcel of its overall policy in the Syria conflict. Yet, it has become increasingly clear that the Turkish government has overestimated its capacities, and thus failed to deliver sufficient... more
  • Crisis as Opportunity

    Implications of the Nuclear Conflict with Iran for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime

    The conflict over the Iranian nuclear programme represents the greatest challenge for international efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation. For decades Iran has been violating obligations contained in its safeguards agreement with the International... more
  • The US Shale Revolution and the Arab Gulf States

    The Economic and Political Impact of Changing Energy Markets

    The US shale revolution is making a deep impact on the global energy markets, with the United States becoming self-sufficient in oil and gas and international flows shifting increasingly towards the Pacific region. But the Persian Gulf remains the backbone... more

Analytical and academic papers

Annegret Bendiek

The Networking of European Foreign Policy

SWP Comments 2014/C 48, November 2014, 4 Pages
Souad Ahmadoun

Turkey’s Policy toward Syrian Refugees

SWP Comments 2014/C 47, November 2014, 4 Pages
Chérine Chams El Dine

Egypt’s Post-Revolutionary Order

SWP Comments 2014/C 46, October 2014, 6 Pages
Judith Vorrath

Organized Crime in Liberia and Sierra Leone

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

Nuclear Conflict with Iran and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 12, November 2014, 22 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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