• SWP in the Media

    Iran nuclear talks: Time (again) for Europeans to take the lead

    The last round of Iran nuclear talks mainly failed because of domestic constraints both in Iran and the U.S. Oliver Meier explains on "European Leadership Network" how European led negotiations might still bring success. more
  • Food Standards in Trade Agreements

    Differing Regulatory Traditions in the EU and the US and Tips for the TTIP

    The European Union is both the largest exporter and importer of agricultural products in the world. Its major trading partners are the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, and China. This trade in agricultural products is influenced by a number of... more
  • The EU in the Middle East and North Africa

    Helpless Bystander Rather Than Effective Democracy Promoter or Stabilizing Force

    In 2011, European politicians, diplomats, media, and publics enthusiastically embraced the so-called Arab Spring. The EU pledged to generously support trans-formation processes initiated in the region with a “3 M” approach, which would combine monetary... more
  • From War to Illicit Economies

    Organized Crime and State-building in Liberia and Sierra Leone

    Liberia and Sierra Leone are commonly categorized as fragile and conflict-affected states. They are seen as being particularly vulnerable to organized crime due to deficiencies in their criminal justice systems and having insufficient control of their... more
  • The Networking of European Foreign Policy: From Cacophony to Choir?

    The European Commission has created a new foreign affairs project team led by Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This institutional reform represents yet another attempt to overcome... more
  • Souad Ahmadoun

    Turkey’s Policy toward Syrian Refugees

    Domestic Repercussions and the Need for International Support

    Turkey’s humanitarian activities toward Syrian refugees are part and parcel of its overall policy in the Syria conflict. Yet, it has become increasingly clear that the Turkish government has overestimated its capacities, and thus failed to deliver sufficient... more

Analytical and academic papers

Muriel Asseburg

The EU in the Middle East and North Africa

SWP Comments 2014/C 50, November 2014, 4 Pages
Bettina Rudloff

Food Standards and the TTIP

SWP Comments 2014/C 49, November 2014, 8 Pages
Annegret Bendiek

The Networking of European Foreign Policy

SWP Comments 2014/C 48, November 2014, 4 Pages
Judith Vorrath

Organized Crime in Liberia and Sierra Leone

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 13, November 2014, 30 Pages
Oliver Meier

Nuclear Conflict with Iran and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 12, November 2014, 22 Pages

"Point of View"

Yaşar Aydın

»Turkey should respect the diversity and autonomy of the diaspora in Germany«

The SWP study »The New Turkish Diaspora Policy« by Yaşar Aydın has recently been published. In this interview he explains what lies behind this term, what aims Turkey is pursuing with the policy and the problems that exist in implementing it. more

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New Books

Max Mutschler
Arms Control in Space

Exploring Conditions for Preventive Arms Control

Henriette Rytz
Ethnic Interest Groups in US Foreign Policy-Making

A Cuban-American Story of Success and Failure