The Research Division International Security examines a wide range of security issues ranging from European and transatlantic security relations to global issues such as the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, arms control, the development of weapon technology and the arms industry, including defence cooperation and arms exports.



Dr. Oliver Meier

Dr. Oliver Meier
Deputy Head of Research Division


Publications by Issues / Regions:



 Marie-Louise Chagnaud

Marie-Louise Chagnaud
Project Assistant


phone:+49 30 88007-158

 Birthe Tahmaz, M.A.

Birthe Tahmaz, M.A.
Research Assistant


phone:+49 30 88007-156

Publications by Issues / Regions:

 Dora Lindemann

Dora Lindemann


phone:+49 30 88007-229


Information & Knowledge Management

 Dieter Ziß, M.A.

Dieter Ziß, M.A.
Information Research Specialist


phone:+49 30 88007-305

SWP Comments

Margarete Klein, Claudia Major
Perspectives for NATO-Russia Relations

Forms of Confrontation Dominate – But Dialogue not Excluded

Markus Kaim, Oliver Tamminga
Russia’s Military Intervention in Syria

Its Operation Plan, Objectives, and Consequences for the West’s Policies

SWP Research Papers

Judith Vorrath
From War to Illicit Economies

Organized Crime and State-building in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Oliver Meier
Crisis as Opportunity

Implications of the Nuclear Conflict with Iran for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime