• SWP in the Media

    The Middle East between terror and the dissolution of order

    The current megatrend in the Middle East seems to be the dissolution of a regional order, with no one around to put it together again, writes Volker Perthes on qantara.de. more
  • Identity and Violence in Ukraine

    Societal Developments since the Maidan Protests

    Since the Maidan protests erupted at the end of 2013 Ukrainian society has witnessed a deep transformation, in which polarising as well as consolidating tendencies can be identified. The “Revolution of Dignity” and Russia’s violation of the country’s... more
  • European Union Sanctions Against Russia

    Objectives, Impacts and Next Steps

    The European Union responded to Russia's intervention in Ukraine in March 2014, imposing sanctions that have been successively tightened since. Germany was an active participant in the process. Sanctions have become a familiar instrument of EU foreign... more
  • The Pan-European Order at the Crossroads: Three Principles for a New Beginning

    The year 2014 confronted European policy-makers with a qualitatively altered situation. For the first time in many years an interstate conflict in Europe – manifested as an inner-state conflict – is being resolved by military means. Persistent uncertainty... more
  • Islam in Tajikistan

    Actors, Discourses, Conflicts

    The revival of Muslim values and ideas in Central Asia is perceived primarily through the lens of security, both among local regimes and by the West. The focus on extreme forms of Islam, however, prevents a balanced assessment of the religious discourse... more
  • NATO’s Strategic Adaptation

    Germany Is the Backbone for the Alliance’s Military Reorganisation

    In reaction to the Ukraine crisis, NATO allies decided at the September 2014 Summit in Wales on the most fundamental military adaptation of the Alliance since the end of the Cold War. The objective is a large scale reinforcement and reorganisation of... more

Analytical and academic papers

Steffen Halling, Susan Stewart

Identity and Violence in Ukraine

SWP Comments 2015/C 19, March 2015, 7 Pages
Markus Kaim, Hanns Maull, Kirsten Westphal

New Pan-European Order

SWP Comments 2015/C 18, March 2015, 8 Pages
Sabine Fischer

EU Sanctions Against Russia

SWP Comments 2015/C 17, March 2015, 7 Pages
Andrea Schmitz

Islam in Tajikistan

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

Japan’s Security Policy: A Shift in Direction under Abe?

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 02, March 2015, 35 Pages


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