Analytical and academic papers

Hanns Günther Hilpert

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

SWP Comments 2015/C 51, November 2015, 4 Pages
Nicolai von Ondarza

European Union: Perspectives for Reform

SWP Comments 2015/C 50, November 2015, 8 Pages
Margarete Klein, Claudia Major

Perspectives for NATO-Russia Relations

SWP Comments 2015/C 49, November 2015, 4 Pages
Uwe Halbach, Manarsha Isaeva

Dagestan: Russia’s Most Troublesome Republic

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 07, August 2015, 26 Pages
Evita Schmieg

Sustainable Development by Trade and Investment Agreements?

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 06, July 2015, 31 Pages

"Point of View"

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Three Priorities for Cyber Diplomacy under the German OSCE Chairmanship 2016

Its OSCE Chairmanship 2016 is a chance for Germany to extend cyber diplomacy beyond its politico-military dimension, argue Annegret Bendiek, Christoph Berlich and Tobias Metzger. more
Muriel Asseburg

Strategies against IS Need to Address Roots of Syria’s Civil War

The conflict in Syria is back on the international agenda, but rivalling coalitions are pursuing conflicting objectives. Muriel Asseburg argues that reducing the flow of refugees and fighting the »Islamic State« will only result in progress if the dynamics of the civil war are addressed. more


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
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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New Books

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