• SWP in the Media

    Trouble ahead for EU climate policy

    The disappearance of the famous “80-95% by 2050” emissions reduction target from the latest IPCC report might lead to a re-evaluation of EU’s climate policy, says Oliver Geden in an interview with Europolitics. more
  • Ukraine in Crisis

    Challenges of Developing a New Political Culture

    Ukraine is currently experiencing its worst crisis since obtaining independence in 1991. Violent escalation in Kyiv costing dozens of lives, separatist endeavours in Crimea and instability in the eastern provinces result not only from Russia’s irresponsible... more
  • In Ukraine, the West cannot do without Russia

    Ekkehard Brose

    Putin's Crimean land-grab has changed the political landscape. Neither Russia nor the West can stand idly by, however, as a large state in Europe threatens to founder. In supporting Ukraine, the West has no other option but to seek cooperation with Moscow says Ekkehard Brose.

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  • Russian Energy Supplies to Europe

    The Crimea Crisis: Mutual Dependency, Lasting Collateral Damage and Strategic Alternatives for the European Union

    At least in the medium term Russia will remain the backbone of Europe’s energy supply. While the European Union possesses enough storage capacity to bridge a temporary interruption of gas supplies routed through Ukraine, it has precious few other immediate... more
  • Escalation in Ukraine

    Conflicting Interpretations Hamper International Diplomacy

    Russia and the West apply diametrically opposed interpretations of the crisis in Ukraine and the role of international actors. This lack of a shared understanding of events hampers international efforts to resolve the crisis through negotiations. The... more

Analytical and academic papers

Steffen Halling, Susan Stewart

Ukraine in Crisis

SWP Comments 2014/C 18, April 2014, 7 Pages
Sabine Fischer

Escalation in Ukraine

SWP Comments 2014/C 17, March 2014, 4 Pages
Kirsten Westphal

Crimea Crisis and Russian Energy Supplies

SWP Comments 2014/C 16, March 2014, 4 Pages
Annegret Bendiek

Transatlantic Cooperation in Cyber Security

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 05, March 2014, 29 Pages
Heiko Wimmen

Arab Spring: Sectarianism and Power Maintenance

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 04, March 2014, 31 Pages

"Point of View"

Ekkehard Brose

In Ukraine, the West cannot do without Russia

Putin's Crimean land-grab has changed the political landscape. Neither Russia nor the West can stand idly by, however, as a large state in Europe threatens to founder. In supporting Ukraine, the West has no other option but to seek cooperation with Moscow says Ekkehard Brose. more
Volker Perthes

Three years of conflict in Syria: No proxy war, no solution without society

Keeping the Syrian state intact entails powersharing among all its constituent groups. The Geneva process should, therefore, be complemented by a consultative gathering of respected citizens from all Syrian regions, ethnic and confessional groups, says Volker Perthes. more