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:



 Dora Lindemann

Dora Lindemann


phone:+49 30 88007-229

 Elisabeth Suh

Elisabeth Suh
Research Assistant


phone:+49 30 88007-230

Publications by Issues / Regions:


Information & Knowledge Management

 Dieter Ziß, M.A.

Dieter Ziß, M.A.
Information Research Specialist


phone:+49 30 88007-305

SWP Comments

Judith Vorrath
Fresh Impetus for West African Drug Policy

Opportunities for New Partnerships in the Wake of UNGASS

Oliver Meier
The Danger of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Unfinished Disarmament and International Control Efforts

SWP Research Papers

Michael Paul
A “Great Wall of Sand” in the South China Sea?

Political, Legal and Military Aspects of the Island Dispute

Judith Vorrath
Organized Crime and Development

Challenges and Policy Options in West Africa’s Fragile States