Dr. Guido Steinberg

Dr. Guido Steinberg


Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Senior Associate

guido.steinberg(at)swp-berlin.org

2002-2005 Advisor on International Terrorism, Federal Chancellery, Berlin

2001 Research Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Center Social and Cultural History of the Middle East, Freie Universität Berlin


SWP Publications (selection):

Guido Steinberg

Ahrar al-Sham: The »Syrian Taliban«

Al-Nusra Ally Seeks Partnership with West

SWP Comments 2016/C 27, May 2016, 7 Pages
Guido Steinberg

The Other Vanguard of International Terrorism

Despite Setbacks Al-Qaeda Profits from Yemen Civil War

SWP Comments 2016/C 04, January 2016, 8 Pages
Guido Steinberg

Leading the Counter-Revolution

Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 07, June 2014, 27 Pages
Guido Steinberg

A Chechen al-Qaeda?

Caucasian Groups Further Internationalise the Syrian Struggle

SWP Comments 2014/C 31, June 2014, 7 Pages
Guido Steinberg

The New “Lions of Syria”

Salafist and Jihadist Groups Dominate Insurgency

SWP Comments 2014/C 19, April 2014, 8 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Guido Steinberg

German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

New York: Columbia University Press, June 2013, 320 pages
Guido Steinberg, Nils Wörmer

Exploring Iran and Saudi Arabia's Interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Stakeholders or Spoilers - a Zero Sum Game? Part 1: Saudi Arabia

CIDOB - Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Policy Research Paper, April 2013
Guido Steinberg

Renewing Leadership

The Role of Egyptians and Libyans in Al-Qaeda's senior leadership

in: IHS Security and Military Consulting; January 2012, pp 8-13
Guido Steinberg

From Ron Arad to Gilad Shalit: Germany's Role in the Middle East Prisoner Exchanges

in: AICGS (American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University)

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Guido Steinberg

ISIS vs. al-Qaeda: The struggle for the soul of the jihadist movement

in: sicherheitspolitik-blog.de, 05.02.2015, (online)
Guido Steinberg

Sunni vs Shi'a: Opposition Fueled by Power Politics

The conflict between Sunnis and Shi'as in the Middle East is based on religious differences. It is, however, fueled by Islamists and power politics, says Guido Steinberg.

Point of View, August 2013

SWP Comments

Lidia Averbukh
Non-Jewish Minorities and Their Access to Israeli Citizenship

Demographic Threat Perceptions and Ensuing State Strategies


Annette Weber
Back to Square One

Fighting Resumes in South Sudan


SWP Research Papers

Mareike Transfeld, Isabelle Werenfels
#HashtagSolidarities: Twitter Debates and Networks in the MENA Region


Guido Steinberg, Annette Weber (eds.)
Jihadism in Africa

Local Causes, Regional Expansion, International Alliances