• SWP in the Media

    After the Iran Deal

    Iran and the “P5+1” countries have reached an agreement that will limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities to non-military objectives. In exchange, Iran will eventually be relieved of the sanctions. Despite many critics, this deal is a huge diplomatic success, Volker Perthes writes on Project Syndicate.  more
  • Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation

    Two decades after achieving independence from Ethiopia, Eritrea is back in the European headlines – above all for a wave of refugees arriving in Europe. At the same time, a recent United Nations Commission on Human Rights report accuses the Eritrean... more
  • Trade and Investment Agreements for Sustainable Development?

    Lessons from the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreement with the Caribbean

    The EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement signed in 2007 succeeded non-reciprocal trade preferences that had become incompatible with world trade law. As well as liberalising trade, the agreement pursues broader political goals: economic growth,... more
  • Supporting Stabilization in Libya

    The Challenges of Finalizing and Implementing the Skhirat Agreement

    Representatives of Libya’s warring parties are close to reaching a UN-mediated power-sharing agreement that would establish a Government of National Accord (GNA). Assuming it is finalized, the deal will be fragile. Its implementation will be fraught... more
  • Legal Avenues for a Grexit

    [Translate to English:] Nicolai von Ondarza

    Amid persisting danger that negotiations with Athens may result in a Greek exit from the eurozone, Nicolai von Ondarza examines the legal options and warns against an unregulated Grexit.

  • Tobias Etzold, Janus Keck

    Elections in Denmark: EU skepticism instead of gradual rapprochement

    © Jacob Bøtter, licensed under CC BY 2.0

    After its exceptionally good election results, The Danish People’s Party could draw Denmark further into the euro-skeptic camp, write Tobias Etzold and Janus Keck.


Analytical and academic papers

Annette Weber

Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation

SWP Comments 2015/C 37, July 2015, 4 Pages
Wolfram Lacher

Supporting Stabilization in Libya

SWP Comments 2015/C 36, July 2015, 9 Pages
Tobias Etzold, Paweł Tokarski

Finland: New Centre-Right Government

SWP Comments 2015/C 35, June 2015, 4 Pages
Evita Schmieg

Sustainable Development by Trade and Investment Agreements?

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 06, July 2015, 31 Pages
Guido Steinberg, Annette Weber

Jihadism in Africa

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 05, June 2015, 104 Pages

"Point of View"

[Translate to English:] Nicolai von Ondarza

Legal Avenues for a Grexit

Amid persisting danger that negotiations with Athens may result in a Greek exit from the eurozone, Nicolai von Ondarza examines the legal options and warns against an unregulated Grexit. more


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
Houthi supporters with weapons held al;oft shout anti-Saudi slogans during a rally demanding an end to Saudi-led military operations on Houthis and their allies, in Sana'a, Yemen, 22 April 2015; Source: dpa-picturealliance

Upheavals in the Arab World

New Dossier: Politics and society of individual countries, regional developments and international politics towards the region.
Last Update May 2015

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