• “Flash-in-the-Pan” Development in Egypt?

    IMF-backed Economic Recovery Stymied by Absence of Structural Reforms and Massive Human Rights Violations

    In November 2016, Egypt agreed a comprehensive aid programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Its stated objective was to stabilize the country’s macroeconomic situation within three years and put it on track for inclusive economic growth. At… more

  • Profiteers of Migration?

    Authoritarian States in Africa and European Migration Management

    Since 2015, the management of refugee and migration movements has been high on the agenda of the European Union (EU) and its member states. Great hopes are being pinned on development policy interventions that offer the people who are willing to migrate… more

  • Power in the International Trading System

    Trump Administration Risks Destroying World Trade Order

    The international trading system is in flux. A spiral of protectionism threatens to expose the limits of the WTO’s ability to protect against abuses and prevent trade wars. And the reason for this is astonishing: The US Administration believes that the… more

  • Yes, He Can: Trump Provokes a Trade War

    A Clever EU Will Refrain from Further Tariffs but Hold Firm on WTO Rules

    The transatlantic trade dispute is escalating: After the United States (US) introduced additional tariffs on steel and aluminium, hectic negotiations began with the European Union (EU). First, the EU obtained a temporary derogation before increasing… more

  • Kremlin Launches Risky Pension Reform

    Plan to Raise Retirement Age Undermines Confidence in Russian Leadership

    On 14 June, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced proposals to gradually raise the retirement age in Russia from 2019. The Russian leadership wants to use this reform to tighten its budget and boost economic growth. Despite the media distraction caused… more

Analytical and academic papers

Stephan Roll

“Flash-in-the-Pan” Development in Egypt?

SWP Comment 2018/C 31, July 2018, 4 Pages
Evita Schmieg

Power in the International Trading System

SWP Comment 2018/C 30, July 2018, 4 Pages
Bettina Rudloff

Yes, He Can: Trump Provokes a Trade War

SWP Comment 2018/C 29, July 2018, 4 Pages
Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)

Profiteers of Migration?

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 04, July 2018, 74 Pages
Peter Lintl (ed.)

Actors in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 03, June 2018, 59 Pages

»Point of View«

Laura von Daniels

German “Iran Bank” to Save Nuclear Agreement

The prospect of securing major private-sector investments could offer Iran an incentive to uphold its side of the nuclear agreement despite Washington’s withdrawal. Laura von Daniels proposes the creation of a private German Iran Bank to facilitate such investments. more
[Translate to Englisch:] Volker Perthes

Europeans should negotiate with Iran without the US

After Donald Trump's breach of the nuclear agreement with Iran, Germany, France and Great Britain should negotiate a comprehensive security framework with Iran based on the existing agreement, says Volker Perthes. 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: August 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
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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: July 2018
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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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