• SWP in the Media

    Post-Paris: if the EU can’t be climate leader at home, it could lead by helping others

    Although the Paris Agreement was a diplomatic success for the European Union, the EU’s own climate policy is looking increasingly unambitious. Expanding and strengthening climate cooperation with the developing countries might be a way out, write Susanne Dröge and Oliver Geden. mehr
  • The Effects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on India-Pakistan Relations

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) constitutes one of the largest foreign investments China has made in the framework of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. The expenditures planned for the coming years in the amount of approximately $46... more
  • The Danger of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    Unfinished Disarmament and International Control Efforts

    On 4 January 2016, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague announced that the process of destroying Syrian chemical weapons had been completed. Despite that declaration of success, problems obviously persist. Since... more
  • Muriel Asseburg, Jan Busse

    The End of a Two-State Settlement?

    Alternatives and Priorities for Settling the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    On the occasion of their joint government consultations in February 2016, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed that this was not the time for making major progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, given the... more
  • Germany and NATO Missile Defence

    Between Adaptation and Persistence

    At the 2010 Lisbon summit, the NATO allies decided to develop a joint missile defence system as a core element of collective defence. Since then, the security environment has changed fundamentally. The hopes of cooperating with Moscow on missile defence... more
  • After the Paris Agreement

    New Challenges for the EU’s Leadership in Climate Policy

    In December 2015, 195 countries adopted a new global climate agreement in Paris. It provides an expanded regulatory framework and specifies the goals of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). A significant number of states including the... more

Analytical and academic papers

Muriel Asseburg, Jan Busse

The End of a Two-State Settlement?

SWP Comments 2016/C 24, April 2016, 8 Pages
Oliver Meier

The Danger of Chemical Weapons in Syria

SWP Comments 2016/C 23, April 2016, 4 Pages
Felix Heiduk

Indonesia in ASEAN

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 06, April 2016, 38 Pages
Mareike Transfeld, Isabelle Werenfels

#HashtagSolidarities: Twitter Debates and Networks in the MENA Region

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 05, March 2016, 62 Pages


Ukrainian soldier at a checkpoint near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, Ukraine, 19.02.2015; Source: dpa-picturealliance

Crisis in and around Ukraine

Internal and external developments in Ukraine and Russia; repercussions of crisis in the region and for European and international security.
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