• Security Cooperation in East Asia

    Structures, Trends and Limitations

    The East Asia region is facing a plethora of traditional and nontraditional security problems: conventional and nuclear armament, territorial disputes, resource conflicts, major power rivalries, natural catastrophes, piracy and more. China plays a special... more
  • From Yemen War to Joint Army?

    Egyptian-Saudi Differences over Arab Military Cooperation

    On 25 March 2015 a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states launched air strikes on Yemen to halt the advance of the Houthi movement. A few days later the summit of the Arab League decided to set up a joint Arab army. Nevertheless, the two most important Arab... more
  • EU Options on Russia and the Eastern Partners

    “Cooperative Confrontation” as the Guiding Principle beyond the Riga Summit

    Moscow’s hegemonic stance on the post-Soviet space and its provocations in Ukraine force the European Union to find strategic clarity in its eastern neighbourhood. Often in the midst of discontinuous internal reform processes, the countries to the Union’s... more
  • Ensuring the Quality of Scientific Climate Policy Advice

    In an Increasingly Pragmatic Policy Environment, Advisors Should Take a Step away from Politics

    The UN climate summit in Paris will bring about a new bottom-up type of agreement based on voluntary emissions reduction pledges by individual states. This marks the end of the top-down policy paradigm dominant for more than two decades. Scientific advisors... more
  • The EU and the Paris Climate Agreement

    Ambitions, Strategic Goals, and Tactical Approaches

    In October 2014, the European Union has announced the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. On March 6, 2015, the Council of Environmental Ministers reported this target as the EU’s official... more

Analytical and academic papers

Kai-Olaf Lang, Barbara Lippert

The EU, its Eastern Partners, and Russia

SWP Comments 2015/C 32, May 2015, 7 Pages
Oliver Geden

Quality of Scientific Climate Policy Advice

SWP Comments 2015/C 30, May 2015, 7 Pages
Gudrun Wacker

Security Cooperation in East Asia

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 04, May 2015, 40 Pages
Andrea Schmitz

Islam in Tajikistan

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 03, March 2015, 31 Pages

"Point of View"

Foto: European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta, licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0

The EU Must Focus on Root Causes of Migration

The European Union is planning to act against human traffickers in the Mediterranean. But the plight of refugees can only be relieved when the EU’s foreign policy engagement is strengthened, say Ronja Kempin and Ronja Scheler. more


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.
Last Update April 2015

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