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

Areas of Expertise:

Egypt, Defence and security policy / armed forces of a country / a region, Economy and finances of a country / a region, Foreign policy of a country / a region, State and society of a country / a region


SWP-Papers (selection):

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

»A Radiant Future«? Nuclear Power in the Arab World

in: Barbara Lippert, Volker Perthes
Expect the Unexpected

Ten Situations to Keep an Eye On

SWP Research Paper 2012/RP 01, January 2012, 49 Pages, P. 11-14

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

Anne Wolf
Power Shift in Tunisia

Electoral Success of Secular Parties Might Deepen Polarization


Christian Mölling, Isabelle Werenfels
Post-election Tunisia: Security Issues as a Threat to Democratisation

Germany Should Help Reform and Strengthen the Security Sector


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