• Maria Pastukhova, Kirsten Westphal

    A Common Energy Market in the Eurasian Economic Union

    Implications for the European Union and Energy Relations with Russia

    To the east of the European Union a regional energy market is taking shape under the auspices of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Even if the interests of the participating states diverge and the ultimate shape of the market remains unclear, the development... more
  • Changed Priorities in the Gulf

    Saudi Arabia and the Emirates Rethink Their Relationship with Egypt

    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are likely to scale back noticeably on their generous financial gifts to Egypt under its President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In the one year that King Salman has ruled Saudi Arabia, the kingdom has improved... more
  • No End of History

    A Chinese Alternative Concept of International Order?

    There is no end of history. Francis Fukuyama’s famous claim has turned into quite the opposite. Today, liberal democracies and the Western concept of international order are being permanently challenged by an increase in political and economic crises,... more
  • Russia: Turn to China?

    After its relations with the West deteriorated massively in the course of the Ukraine crisis, Russia has been aligning itself increasingly towards China. This shift is most obvious in the strategic spheres of military and energy cooperation. Even if the... more
  • Guidelines for Effectively Protecting Democracy in the European Union

    Kai-Olaf Lang

    The EU responds with a blunt sword to dubious moves by member-states of the kind recently observed in Poland. Kai-Olaf Lang lays out some guidelines under which the blunt sword could become an effective instrument for protecting democracy.

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Analytical and academic papers

Maria Pastukhova, Kirsten Westphal

A Common Energy Market in the Eurasian Economic Union

SWP Comments 2016/C 09, February 2016, 8 Pages
Matthias Sailer

Changed Priorities in the Gulf

SWP Comments 2016/C 08, January 2016, 8 Pages
Margarete Klein, Kirsten Westphal

Russia: Turn to China?

SWP Comments 2016/C 07, January 2016, 8 Pages
Nadine Godehardt

No End of History

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 02, January 2016, 24 Pages
Lars Brozus

Foresight Contributions 2015

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 01, January 2016, 56 Pages

"Point of View"

Kai-Olaf Lang

Guidelines for Effectively Protecting Democracy in the European Union

The EU responds with a blunt sword to dubious moves by member-states of the kind recently observed in Poland. Kai-Olaf Lang lays out some guidelines under which the blunt sword could become an effective instrument for protecting democracy. more
Lars Brozus

SWP Foresight Study: »Which Crisis Will Surprise Us Next?«

Lars Brozus, editor of the SWP Foresight study »Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned«, speaks about academically sound scenario projections and the capacity of politics to act with foresight. more

Dossiers

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
Houthi supporters with weapons held al;oft shout anti-Saudi slogans during a rally demanding an end to Saudi-led military operations on Houthis and their allies, in Sana'a, Yemen, 22 April 2015; Source: dpa-picturealliance

Upheavals in the Arab World

Politics and society of individual countries, regional developments and international politics towards the region.
Last Update October 2015

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