• The Russian Military Escalation around Ukraine’s Donbas

    Risks and Scenarios for a Revised EU Policy

    The ongoing military and political escalations in and around Donbas – including the increase in Russian military deployments near Ukraine’s borders – represent one of the most severe security crises in Europe since Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in… more

  • Internet from Space

    How New Satellite Connections Could Affect Global Internet Governance

    A number of companies from the US and China plan to build networks of several thousand satellites each to enable access to the Internet from any point on Earth. These satellites will be stationed in low Earth orbit.

    If these plans are put into practice,… more

  • Deadlock in Georgia

    Political Crisis and Regional Changes Need an EU Response

    Since the parliamentary elections in October 2020, Georgia’s government and oppo­sition have found themselves in a political deadlock. This is evidenced above all by the fact that the majority of elected opposition parties have boycotted entering… more

  • New Trade Agreements in Asia

    Liberalisation in Times of Geopolitical Rivalry

    With the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on 15 November 2020, the announcement of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) on 30 December, and the prospects of enlarging the Compre­hensive and Progressive… more

  • EU-Turkey relations: Between democracy and transactionalism

    Following the European Council meeting last week which suggests a dual approach for Turkey-EU relations, William Noah Glucroft talks to Günter Seufert and Ilke Toygür about the most important issues that are confronting the EU-Turkey relations with a special focus on the next steps. more

  • Turkey’s Presidential System after Two and a Half Years

    An Overview of Institutions and Politics

    Turkey’s new Presidential System has failed to realise the goals that it was said to achieve with its introduction despite the disapproval of half the population.

    Contrary to the ruling party’s claims in favour of the new governance system, two and a… more

Analytical and academic papers

Dumitru Minzarari

The Russian Military Escalation around Ukraine’s Donbas

SWP Comment 2021/C 27, April 2021, 8 Pages


Franziska Smolnik, Mikheil Sarjveladze, Giorgi Tadumadze

Deadlock in Georgia

SWP Comment 2021/C 26, April 2021, 7 Pages


Hanns Günther Hilpert

New Trade Agreements in Asia

SWP Comment 2021/C 25, April 2021, 8 Pages


Daniel Voelsen

Satellite Internet

SWP Research Paper 2021/RP 03, April 2021, 31 Pages


Sinem Adar, Günter Seufert

Turkey’s Presidential System after Two and a Half Years

SWP Research Paper 2021/RP 02, April 2021, 39 Pages


»Point of View«

What lies behind Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention?

Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention is a clear attack on human rights and the rule of law. This move is part of President Erdoğan’s strategy to remain in power. Brussels should demand a reversal of the withdrawal, says Hürcan Aslı Aksoy.


It is time to act, not react, on North Korea

After new provocations, North Korea is back on the agenda of the international community. The US must not engage in a rhetorical tug-of-war. Instead, it must act quickly, says Eric J. Ballbach. Europe can also play a role in this.



North Korea: A Web of Conflicts

The dossier addresses the set of problems subsumed under the term “North Korea conflict”. It offers select SWP publications as well as further information which analyses the issue from different substantive and structural perspectives.

Dossier, last update: April 2021

Corona Crisis

The impact of the corona crisis is already enormous. As the number of identified cases climbs economies are shrinking and nations closing their borders. Our multi-perspectival dossier addresses the pandemic, with up-to-date situation reports, comprehensive impact assessments and concrete policy recommendations.

Dossier, last update: April 2021

Forced Displacement and Migration

The dossier introduces the topics of International Migration Trends; Forced Displacement, Migration and Development; International Cooperation; European Migration and Refugee Policy; and National Migration and Refugee Policy, and pools publications by SWP authors.

Dossier, last update: April 2021
3D Green Planet Earth, © Chris Potter, www.StockMonkeys.com, CC BY 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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.

Dossier, last update: March 2021

“Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in International Politics

Digital Foreign Policy, Cyber-Security, International Law & Human Rights, Regional Perspectives. The dossier seeks to offer orientation in this complex field and offers compilations of relevant publications by SWP authors in the respective fields.

Dossier, last update: March 2021

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Libya's Fragmentation

Structure and Process in Violent Conflict