SWP Research Divisions

EU/Europe

The Research Division analyses the core challenges of the European Union and Europe. It focuses on policy fields, processes and interests that shape the inward and outward activities of the European Union and its member states

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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

Maria Pastukhova, Kirsten Westphal
A Common Energy Market in the Eurasian Economic Union

Implications for the European Union and Energy Relations with Russia


Matthias Sailer
Changed Priorities in the Gulf

Saudi Arabia and the Emirates Rethink Their Relationship with Egypt


SWP Research Papers

Nadine Godehardt
No End of History

A Chinese Alternative Concept of International Order?


Lars Brozus
Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned

Scenarios of International Foreign and Security Policy. Foresight Contributions 2015