• Muriel Asseburg, Wolfram Lacher, Mareike Transfeld

    Mission Impossible?

    UN Mediation in Libya, Syria and Yemen

    The upheavals in the Arab world since 2011 have led to civil wars in three countries: Libya, Syria and Yemen. In all three cases, the United Nations have tried to mediate agreements between the conflicting parties to bring about peace through… more

  • Israel’s Nation-State Law

    Netanyahu Government Lays the Foundations for a Majoritarian System

    On 19 July 2018, the Israeli parliament passed legislation known as the nation-state law. It is highly controversial in Israel as well as internationally, although strictly speaking there is little new contained in it. Its advocates emphasise that it… more

  • Andreas Goldthau, Martin Keim, Kirsten Westphal

    The Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

    Governing the Shift: Transformation Dividends, Systemic Risks and New Uncertainties

    The transformation of the energy system is a global phenomenon, but the process itself is still progressing far too slowly to halt climate change. However, for “human security”, it has immediate positive effects. An energy system that is increasingly… more

  • Dancing on the Brexit Cliff Edge

    The Key to the Exit Negotiations Lies in British Domestic Policy

    The negotiations on the Brexit withdrawal agreement are heading for the endgame: An agreement is to be reached in October – at the latest in November 2018 – if the United Kingdom is to leave the EU in an orderly manner in March 2019, as planned. But the… more

  • From Exception to Normalcy

    The United States and the War on Terrorism

    The war on terrorism waged by the United States is in its 17th year. To a large extent, it has defined three very different presidencies and no end is in sight. In the time since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the initial shock has gradually… more

Analytical and academic papers

Peter Lintl, Stefan Wolfrum

Israel’s Nation-State Law

SWP Comment 2018/C 41, October 2018, 7 Pages
Andreas Goldthau, Martin Keim, Kirsten Westphal

The Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

SWP Comment 2018/C 42, October 2018, 4 Pages
Nicolai von Ondarza

Brexit: The Key Lies in British Domestic Policy

SWP Comment 2018/C 40, October 2018, 8 Pages
Muriel Asseburg, Wolfram Lacher, Mareike Transfeld

Mission Impossible? - UN Mediation in Libya, Syria and Yemen

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 08, October 2018, 60 Pages
Johannes Thimm

The United States and the War on Terrorism

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 07, October 2018, 38 Pages

»Point of View«

[Translate to Englisch:] Lars Brozus

"No Crystal Ball"

The editor of the SWP study “While We Were Planning”, Lars Brozus, speaks about the potential benefits of scientifically grounded foresight. more
[Translate to Englisch:] Johannes Thimm

NATO: US Strategic Dominance and Unequal Burden-Sharing Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

The asymmetry in NATO contributions between the United States and Europa is no accident, Johannes Thimm writes. Europeans should not be too alarmed about President Trump’s threats to withdraw from the alliance – and instead follow their own priorities. more


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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: October 2018
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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.

Dossier, last update: October 2018
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“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

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