Dr. phil. Stephan Roll

Dr. phil. Stephan Roll


Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Associate

stephan.roll(at)swp-berlin.org

Since July 2012 Member of the project »Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World«

August 2009 - March 2012 Forum Ebenhausen Fellowship

2010 - 2011 Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2007-2009 Hanns Seidel Foundation, PhD scholarship

2006 German Academic Exchange Service, research scholarship (research stay in Cairo, Egypt)

2005-2009: PhD Candidate, Subdivision Contemporary Orient Research, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg


SWP-Papers (selection):

with Tobias von Lossow

Egypt’s Nile Water Policy under Sisi

Security Interests Promote Rapprochement with Ethiopia

SWP Comments 2015/C 11, February 2015, 4 Pages

Al-Sisi’s Development Visions

Projects and Power in Egypt

SWP Comments 2014/C 26, May 2014, 4 Pages

Egypt’s Business Elite after Mubarak

A Powerful Player between Generals and Brotherhood

SWP Research Paper 2013/RP 08, September 2013, 28 Pages
with Jannis Grimm

Egyptian Foreign Policy under Mohamed Morsi

Domestic Considerations and Economic Constraints

SWP Comments 2012/C 35, October 2012, 4 Pages

Egypt: Complex Challenges of Simultaneous Political and Economic Transformation

in: Muriel Asseburg
Protest, Revolt and Regime Change in the Arab World

Actors, Challenges, Implications and Policy Options

SWP Research Paper 2012/RP 06, February 2012, 71 Pages, P. 34-36

Publications (selection):

Gamal Mubarak and the Discord in Egypt's Ruling Elite

in: Arab Reform Bulletin (Carnegie Endowment), September 1, 2010 (online)

'Finance Matters!'

in: Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2010, pp. 349-370

In the press:

with Lars Brozus

Egypt: The EU Election Observation Mission was a Mistake

The assessment of the Egyptian presidential election by EU observers is highly problematic. Their preliminary report indicates that the EU has sided with the repressive regime. This could compromise its influence on the country’s development; argue Lars Brozus and Stephan Roll.

Point of View, June 2014
with Lars Brozus

Referendum in Egypt: International Monitoring Benefits the Regime

According to Lars Brozus and Stephan Roll, the EU should not monitor the Egyptian referendum, but instead push for political inclusion.

Point of View, January 2014
with Max Gallien

Egypt: No Coup Without a Plan

The coup in Egypt is a consequence of the military’s direct interests.

In: Fair Observer, 16 July 2013 (online)

Egypt: The Failure of the Muslim Brotherhood

Mohammed Morsi's own failure is also a failure of the Muslim Brotherhood. They did not succeed in consolidating the power they obtained in 2011. Stephan Roll analyzes why.

Point of View, July 2013

Morsi: How Valid is the Criticism Against the President?

The Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is being heavily criticized. However, the complicated situation in Egypt urges the observer to take a closer look. Stephan Roll scrutinizes the five most important points of criticism.

Point of View, January 2013

SWP Comments

Amel Boubekeur
The Politics of Protest in Tunisia

Instrument in Parties’ Competition vs. Tool for Participation


Jannis Grimm
#We Are Not Charlie

Muslims’ Differentiated Reactions to the Paris Attacks, and the Dangers of Indiscriminate Finger-pointing


SWP Research Papers

Marco Overhaus, Guido Steinberg, Kirsten Westphal
The US Shale Revolution and the Arab Gulf States

The Economic and Political Impact of Changing Energy Markets


Guido Steinberg
Leading the Counter-Revolution

Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring