• Back to Square One

    Fighting Resumes in South Sudan

    The conflict in South Sudan flared up again on the fifth anniversary of independence. After almost two years of war between forces controlled by President Kiir and those of Vice-President Machar, the latter had only recently – in April 2016 – returned... more
  • Brexiting into Uncharted Waters

    British Referendum Initiates Complex Exit Negotiations – and Perhaps Renewal of the European Union

    The British vote to leave takes the European Union into new legal and political territory. With application of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union on the cards for the first time, it is already clear that leaving is not simply the reverse of joining,... more
  • Local Dynamics in the Syrian Conflict

    Homegrown Links in Rebel Areas Blunt Jihadist Ascendency

    The Assad family reign has been marked by the ubiquitous intrusion of the Alawite-dominated security apparatus on the micro-level. The demise of the regime’s vast network of repression in many regions has resulted in local patterns of governance, restoring... more
  • A “Great Wall of Sand” in the South China Sea?

    Political, Legal and Military Aspects of the Island Dispute

    China has set new records in the ways, means and speed with which it has expanded its outposts in the South China Sea. Neighbouring states such as Vietnam have also extended their bases on small islands and reefs, but they have done so over many years... more
  • US Foreign Policy after the 2016 Elections

    Presidential Contenders’ Opposing Concepts and Domestic Political Dynamics

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are an unlikely couple. She the experienced politician and former Secretary of State, he the outsider, whose opinions frequently appear crude and contradictory. Moreover, they both advocate completely different ideals... more

Analytical and academic papers

Annette Weber

Back to Square One: Fighting Resumes in South Sudan

SWP Comments 2016/C 36, July 2016, 4 Pages
Barbara Lippert, Nicolai von Ondarza

Brexiting into Uncharted Waters

SWP Comments 2016/C 35, July 2016, 8 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Local Dynamics in the Syrian Conflict

SWP Comments 2016/C 34, July 2016, 8 Pages
Michael Paul

A “Great Wall of Sand” in the South China Sea?

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 08, July 2016, 25 Pages
Annegret Bendiek

Due Diligence in Cyberspace

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 07, May 2016, 33 Pages


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Sustainability, Climate and Energy

The new dossier deals with developments in the field of sustainability, climate and energy. It displays publications and other products by SWP researchers that track international and European policy processes, and discuss recommendations for action.
Last Update June 2016
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Crisis in and around Ukraine

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