• The EU and its members will have to come up with their own policy for the new reality in Syria

    Europe should make clear to Russia and thus to Damascus that it is prepared to contribute to reconstruction in Syria in a conditional approach based on three elements: rights, protection and access, writes Volker Perthes in The Security Times. more

  • Mounting Pressure on Russia’s Government Budget

    Financial and Political Risks of Stagnation

    Economic stagnation and demographic change in Russia are putting intense pressure on the government budget. Tax revenues have been declining since the late 2000s. Meanwhile, the oil dependency of Russia’s budget has in­creased significantly. This became… more

  • US-Russia Policy Hits European Energy Supply

    The Consequences of Unilateral Sanctions and Growing Market Competition

    Triggered by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Ukraine in early 2014, the governments of the United States (US) and the Russian Federation have since been locked in a geopolitical confrontation, which is largely playing out on the… more

  • Extraterritorial U.S. Sanctions

    Only Domestic Courts Could Effectively Curb the Enforcement of U.S. Law Abroad

    The long reach of U.S. law affects persons, property, and acts around the world. In trying to shield EU-based individuals and entities with commercial interests from its adverse impact, European policy-makers have recently been exposed as more or less… more

  • Sudan: The yellow vests of Khartoum

    Portraitfoto Annette Weber (web)

    Tens of thousands of Sudanese have been protesting for weeks against political and economic grievances in the war-wracked nation. The stability of an important partner of the West is also at stake. How will the situation develop? Annette Weber believes that three scenarios are possible

    more

  • Russia’s Military Policy in the Post-Soviet Space

    Aims, Instruments and Perspectives

    Since the Russo-Georgian war and the start of military reform in 2008, the importance of military means in Russia’s foreign policy toolbox has in­creased. This is especially true of the post-Soviet space, where Moscow’s vital security interests and… more

Analytical and academic papers

Sascha Lohmann, Kirsten Westphal

US-Russia Policy Hits European Energy Supply

SWP Comment 2019/C 06, February 2019, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019C06

Sascha Lohmann

Extraterritorial U.S. Sanctions

SWP Comment 2019/C 05, February 2019, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019C05

Wolfgang Richter

The End of the INF Treaty is Looming

SWP Comment 2019/C 04, January 2019, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019C04

Janis Kluge

Russia’s Government Budget: Risks of Stagnation

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 02, February 2019, 44 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019RP02

Margarete Klein

Russia’s Military Policy in the Post-Soviet Space

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 01, January 2019, 40 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019RP01

»Point of View«

Portraitfoto Annette Weber (web)

Sudan: The yellow vests of Khartoum

Tens of thousands of Sudanese have been protesting for weeks against political and economic grievances in the war-wracked nation. The stability of an important partner of the West is also at stake. How will the situation develop? Annette Weber believes that three scenarios are possible more
Annegret Bendiek

No New Cold War: Give Strategic Interdependence a Chance

With its concept of strategic autonomy, the EU risks triggering a new Cold War. In the context of globalisation and digitisation, it should focus on strategic interdependence instead. A plea by Annegret Bendiek. more

Dossiers

[Translate to Englisch:] Politische Landkarte der koreanischen Halbinsel und der angrenzenden Staaten. Im Schärfebereich der Fotografie liegen Nord- und Südkorea, © Wollertz/Shutterstock.com

North Korea: A Web of Conflicts

A new 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: December 2018
[Translate to Englisch:] Globale Kommunikation. Verschiedene Verbindungen bilden eine Weltkarte, © pogonici/Shutterstock.com

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: December 2018
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: October 2018
A participant at the 2014 ambassadors’ conference points his smartphone camera at Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. © dpa

“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: July 2018
Ukrainischer Soldat an einem Checkpoint nahe Debalzewe, Region Donezk, Ukraine, 19.02.2015; Quelle: dpa-picturealliance

Crisis in and around Ukraine

New dossier: Internal and external developments in Ukraine and Russia; repercussions of crisis in the region and for European and international security.

Dossier, last update: February 2018

SWP's newsletter informs you on new SWP publications about once a week.
Subscribe

For bibliographic references, full-text documents and international treaties in the field of International Relations and Area Studies, please search at IREON gateway.