• SWP in the Media

    The Middle East's Three Timelines

    To craft an effective strategy in the Middle East, it is crucial to understand the short-term timeline of daily struggles and politics, the medium-term timeline of geopolitical shifts, and the long-term timeline of sociocultural transformation, writes Volker Perthes in Project Syndicate. more
  • China’s Approach to International Climate Policy

    Change Begins at Home

    Chinese government officials have repeatedly declared that China – now the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter – wants to take on more responsibility for climate policy at the international level. Chinese emissions targets were announced in July... more
  • Economic Reforms in France

    Bleak Macroeconomic Data Is Shaking Politics in Paris and Cementing France’s Traditional Approach towards the Economic and Monetary Union

    With the third government since his election in May 2012, President Hollande will soon enter the second half of his term of office. He came to power with promises of economic recovery. However, the implementation of a coherent economic program quickly... more
  • Russia: A Euro-Pacific Power?

    Goals, Strategies and Perspectives of Moscow’s East Asia Policy

    Russia has been working since the mid-2000s to enhance its political, economic and military position in East Asia and establish itself as a Euro-Pacific power. Behind this development stands the wish to profit from the region’s economic dynamism, modernise... more
  • Reformasi Reloaded?

    Implications of Indonesia’s 2014 Elections

    For the third time since the end of the authoritarian Suharto regime the Indonesian people have directly elected their president. The victory of Joko Widodo (“Jokowi”), a self-made businessman from modest upbringings, has spurred hopes for a renewal... more
  • NATO's Two Percent Illusion

    Germany Needs to Encourage Greater Efficiency within the Alliance

    In order to plug the gaps in NATO's defence capabilities, Europeans – and Germans especially – need to increase defence spending to 2% of gross domestic product (GDP). The United States especially has been insistent on compliance with this target,... more

Analytical and academic papers

Susanne Dröge, Gudrun Wacker

China’s Approach to International Climate Policy

SWP Comments 2014/C 40, September 2014, 4 Pages
Paweł Tokarski

Economic Reforms in France

SWP Comments 2014/C 39, September 2014, 8 Pages
Felix Heiduk

Indonesia: 2014 Elections

SWP Comments 2014/C 38, August 2014, 4 Pages
Margarete Klein

Russia's East Asia Policy

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 08, September 2014, 37 Pages
Guido Steinberg

Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 07, June 2014, 27 Pages

"Point of View"

Dr. Muriel Asseburg, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

A Durable Ceasefire for Gaza

A ceasefire is not only needed to stop the killing and suffering in Gaza but also to prevent the next round of violence. For a durable ceasefire the blockade of Gaza must be lifted, says Muriel Asseburg. more
Presidential elections in Egypt, polling station in Cairo, 26.05.2014. Photo: Zeinab Mohamed, licensed by CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Egypt: The EU Election Observation Mission was a Mistake

The assessment of the Egyptian presidential election by EU observers is highly problematic. Their preliminary report indicates that the EU has sided with the repressive regime. This could compromise its influence on the country’s development; argue Lars Brozus and Stephan Roll. more


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