Wolfram Lacher, MSc

Wolfram Lacher, MSc


Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Associate

wolfram.lacher(at)swp-berlin.org

Since January 2014 Member of the project »Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World«

2007-August 2010 North Africa and Sudan Analyst at Control Risks, London

2006 MSc, Violence, Conflict & Development, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

2005 Graduate Diploma in Political Science, American University in Cairo (AUC)

2001 - 2004 Arabic and African Studies, Leipzig University and Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Nationales (INALCO), Paris

Areas of Expertise:

Libya, Sahel, Defence and security policy / armed forces of a country / a region, Regional and interstate conflicts, State and society of a country / a region


SWP-Papers (selection):

Libya’s Transition: Towards Collapse

SWP Comments 2014/C 25, May 2014, 4 Pages

Fault Lines of the Revolution

Political Actors, Camps and Conflicts in the New Libya

SWP Research Paper 2013/RP 04, May 2013, 36 Pages
with Denis M. Tull

Mali: Beyond Counterterrorism

SWP Comments 2013/C 07, February 2013, 7 Pages

The Libyan Revolution: Old Elites and New Political Forces

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. 11-14

Regional Repercussions of Revolution and Civil War in Libya

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. 47-50

Publications (selection):

with Frederic Wehrey

Libya's Legitimacy Crisis

The Danger of Picking Sides in the Post-Qaddafi Chaos

In: Foreign Affairs, 06.10.2014 (online)

Libya's Fractious South and Regional Instability

Small Arms Survey, Security Assessment in North Africa, Dispatch No. 3, February 2014

The Malian Crisis and the Challenge of Regional Security Cooperation

In: Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2 (2013) 2: 18, pp. 1-5 (online)

The rise of tribal politics

In: Jason Pack (Hrsg.): The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future, New York 2013, pp. 151-174

Families, Tribes and Cities in the Libyan Revolution

in: Middle East Policy, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, Winter 2011, S.140-154

In the press:

International helplessness over Libya

There are no quick solutions for Libya’s chaos. Blind international activism only risks making matters worse, writes Wolfram Lacher. Discreet support in the form of advice and expertise is and remains the right approach.

Point of View, February 2014

Northern Mali: Key is Strengthening Bamako; ECOWAS Plan Harbors Risks

in: Global Observatory, 14.09.2012 (online)

Is Autonomy for Northeastern Libya Realistic?

in: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 21.03.2012, (online)

The International Role in Post-Qadhafi Libya? Withdraw.

in: Middle East Policy Council, 29.08.2011 (online)

SWP Comments

Khaled Yacoub Oweis
Struggling to Build an Alternative to Assad

Structural Flaws and Lack of Protection Undermine Syria’s Opposition Government


Tamer Khorma
The Myth of the Jordanian Monarchy’s Resilience to the Arab Spring

Lack of Genuine Political Reform Undermines Social Base of Monarchy


SWP Research Papers

Guido Steinberg
Leading the Counter-Revolution

Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring


Heiko Wimmen
Divisive Rule

Sectarianism and Power Maintenance in the Arab Spring: Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria