• Liberal Hegemony and US Foreign Policy under Barack Obama

    Looking back at the US foreign policy discourse since the end of the Cold War, it is striking how entrenched and dominant one basic assumption has been: the idea that the United States must remain the leading power in the international system. According... more
  • Russian Foreign Policy: Watching for "Grey Swans"

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    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.

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  • Many Refugees, Poor Data

    Development Cooperation Requires Higher-quality Data

    In June 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) presented his latest annual report on the situation of refugees and displaced persons around the world. Once again, this account documents new record levels in refugee numbers, both... more
  • The Global Strategy for the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy

    Just a few days after the Brexit referendum, the EU heads of state and government welcomed the “Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy”. The document, which CFSP High Representative Federica Mogherini spent a year preparing,... more
  • Back to Square One

    Fighting Resumes in South Sudan

    The conflict in South Sudan flared up again on the fifth anniversary of independence. After almost two years of war between forces controlled by President Kiir and those of Vice-President Machar, the latter had only recently – in April 2016 – returned... more

Analytical and academic papers

Peter Rudolf

Liberal Hegemony and US Foreign Policy under Barack Obama

SWP Comments 2016/C 40, August 2016, 8 Pages
Michael Paul

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

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

Due Diligence in Cyberspace

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 07, May 2016, 33 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

Dossiers

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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 June 2016
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 February 2016

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