• SWP in the Media

    Refugees: The EU needs fair refugee reception quotas

    Maritime disasters involving refugees, record numbers of asylum-seekers in Europe - current EU refugee policies appear to be less than efficient. In an Interview with Deutsche Welle, Steffen Angenendt looks at urgently needed changes. more
  • Balancing on the Brink

    Lebanon, Tangled up in the Syrian war, Struggles to Maintain Its Stability

    So far, the Syrian war and the involvement of Lebanese actors in it has not spread to Lebanon, despite the fears of many. In spite of irreconcilable differences on the Syrian issue, Lebanon’s political camps have reached a fragile consensus that makes... more
  • Crisis in and around Ukraine

    Ukrainian soldier at a checkpoint near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, Ukraine, 19.02.2015; Source: dpa-picturealliance

    New dossier: Internal and external developments in Ukraine and Russia; repercussions of crisis in the region and for European and international security.

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  • Trade Policy Options for Sub-Saharan Africa

    TTIP, EPAs, WTO and African Integration

    Within the framework of a sustainable foreign trade policy, exports and imports represent a potentially important factor supporting economic and social development. The international level has proposed many objectives and instruments to harness that potential... more
  • A Hybrid Security Policy for Europe

    Resilience, Deterrence, and Defense as Leitmotifs

    Under the term “hybrid warfare” the different methods with which Russia destabilizes Ukraine are discussed, be it propaganda or the infiltration of society. However, the problems that NATO and EU states face in dealing with hybrid threats go far beyond... more
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram and the Regionalization of Terrorism

    The wave of violence unleashed in north-eastern Nigeria by the militant terror group Boko Haram and the regionalization of terrorism have spurred neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger into action. Since March 2015, they have been conducting military operations... more

Analytical and academic papers

Heiko Wimmen

Lebanon: Balancing on the Brink

SWP Comments 2015/C 24, April 2015, 7 Pages
Evita Schmieg

Sub-Saharan Africa: Trade Policy

SWP Comments 2015/C 23, April 2015, 8 Pages
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

A Hybrid Security Policy for Europe

SWP Comments 2015/C 22, April 2015, 4 Pages
Andrea Schmitz

Islam in Tajikistan

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 03, March 2015, 31 Pages
Alexandra Sakaki

Japan’s Security Policy: A Shift in Direction under Abe?

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 02, March 2015, 35 Pages

Dossiers

Ukrainian soldier at a checkpoint near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, Ukraine, 19.02.2015; Source: dpa-picturealliance

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 April 2015


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