SWP Research Divisions

EU Integration

The Research Division deals with the most important political challenges facing the EU and analyses the strategies, negotiations and decision-making processes of the EU's bodies and member states.

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EU External Relations

The Research Division analyses the central fields in the EU's external relations like CFSP, CSDP, enlargement, trade policy and the respective actors and institutions that shape the EU’s foreign policy.

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International Security

The analysis of security policy covers a wide range of issues from European and transatlantic security relations to the development of weapon technologies. Additional focus areas include disarmament and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

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The Americas

The Research Division analyses domestic, economic and foreign policy developments in the United States and Latin America as well as the relations between Germany/Europe and the countries of the Americas.

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Eastern Europe, Eurasia

The Research Division deals with the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the South Caucasus and the Central Asian countries. It provides analysis of political structures, social processes, foreign and security policy developments, and the incorporation of these states into European and Euro-Atlantic...

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Middle East and Africa

The Research Division's work is focused on social and political transformation, domestic and regional conflicts, as well as questions relating to external and security policies in Africa and the Middle East.

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Asia

The Research Division concentrates on interrelationships between domestic transformation processes, foreign and security policy developments in southern and Pacific Asia, and their global ramifications.

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Global Issues

Globalisation and transnationalisation lead not only to new opportunities for cooperation, but also to new risks. The Research Division analyses challenges facing state and non-state actors, particularly in the areas of economics, finance, climate, resources, international law, demographics and...

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SWP Comments

Petra Becker
Support for Syria’s Civil Society – Misguided and Ineffective

Without Military Action, International Support Will Continue to Be of No Avail


Chérine Chams El Dine
Fragile Alliances in Egypt’s Post-Revolutionary Order

The Military and Its Partners


SWP Research Papers

Yaşar Aydın
The New Turkish Diaspora Policy

Its Aims, Their Limits and the Challenges for Associations of People of Turkish Origin and Decision-makers in Germany


Dilek Kurban
Europe as an Agent of Change

The Role of the European Court of Human Rights and the EU in Turkey’s Kurdish Policies