• SWP in the Media

    Refugees: The EU needs fair refugee reception quotas

    Maritime disasters involving refugees, record numbers of asylum-seekers in Europe - current EU refugee policies appear to be less than efficient. In an Interview with Deutsche Welle, Steffen Angenendt looks at urgently needed changes. more
  • A Hybrid Security Policy for Europe

    Resilience, Deterrence, and Defense as Leitmotifs

    Under the term “hybrid warfare” the different methods with which Russia destabilizes Ukraine are discussed, be it propaganda or the infiltration of society. However, the problems that NATO and EU states face in dealing with hybrid threats go far beyond... more
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram and the Regionalization of Terrorism

    The wave of violence unleashed in north-eastern Nigeria by the militant terror group Boko Haram and the regionalization of terrorism have spurred neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger into action. Since March 2015, they have been conducting military operations... more
  • Japan After Two Years of »Abenomics«

    Monetary Illusions, Timid Reforms: So Far, Prime Minister Abe’s Economic Policy Has Missed Its Mark

    When Shinzo Abe became Prime Minister of Japan in December 2012, he raised great economic expectations. He promised a radical turnaround in monetary policy, long-term fiscal consolidation, and structural reforms to revive the economy. Two years on, the... 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

Analytical and academic papers

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

A Hybrid Security Policy for Europe

SWP Comments 2015/C 22, April 2015, 4 Pages
Denis M. Tull, Annette Weber

Boko Haram: Regionalization of Terrorism

SWP Comments 2015/C 21, April 2015, 4 Pages
Hanns Günther Hilpert

Japan's Economic Policy

SWP Comments 2015/C 20, April 2015, 8 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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