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  • Western Balkans Conference in Vienna: Gloomy Prospects for EU Accession Candidates

    The economic situation in the Western Balkans is disastrous, EU accession perspectives barely credible. Rather than yet more empty words, the Western Balkans conference at the end of August should initiate investment programmes, says Dušan Reljić.

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  • Repressing Egypt’s Civil Society

    State Violence, Restriction of the Public Sphere, and Extrajudicial Persecution

    Since the military coup of July 2013, one of the characteristics of the Egyptian regime has been the lack of clarity on the boundaries of political activism and on what activities it would, or would not, tolerate. Red lines have been shifting frequently,... more
  • Uwe Halbach, Manarsha Isaeva

    Dagestan: Russia’s Most Troublesome Republic

    Political and Religious Developments on the “Mountain of Tongues”

    Since 2014 the Ukraine conflict has overshadowed Russia’s North Caucasus issues, both within the country and abroad. Yet on its Caucasian margins, the Russian state continues to find itself confronted with challenges that affect its internal security... more
  • Potential for Nordic-Baltic Security Cooperation

    Shared Threat Perception Strengthens Regional Collaboration

    All the Nordic and Baltic states are concerned about the deteriorating security situation in northern Europe. Most of all, military tensions in the Baltic region engender a collective threat perception vis-à-vis Russia. The pressure to respond is boosting... more
  • The Return of the Kurdish Question

    On the Situation of the Kurds in Iraq, Syria and Turkey

    For decades, the roughly twenty-nine million Kurds living in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria were regarded primarily as a threat to the territorial integrity of those states and thus to the stability of the Middle East. Today the region is marked by state... more

Analytical and academic papers

Jannis Grimm

Repressing Egypt’s Civil Society

SWP Comments 2015/C 41, August 2015, 8 Pages
Christian Opitz

Potential for Nordic-Baltic Security Cooperation

SWP Comments 2015/C 40, August 2015, 4 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Backbone of the Syrian Revolt

SWP Comments 2015/C 39, August 2015, 8 Pages
Uwe Halbach, Manarsha Isaeva

Dagestan: Russia’s Most Troublesome Republic

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 07, August 2015, 26 Pages
Evita Schmieg

Sustainable Development by Trade and Investment Agreements?

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 06, July 2015, 31 Pages

"Point of View"

Western Balkans Conference in Vienna: Gloomy Prospects for EU Accession Candidates

The economic situation in the Western Balkans is disastrous, EU accession perspectives barely credible. Rather than yet more empty words, the Western Balkans conference at the end of August should initiate investment programmes, says Dušan Reljić. more

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
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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