• On the Way to a Global Compact on Refugees

    The “Zero Draft”: A Positive, but Not Yet Sufficient Step

    In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly is due to adopt a “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” and a “Global Compact on Refugees”. These initiatives are intended to give new momentum to the international cooperation in… more

  • China’s Global Connectivity Politics

    On Confidently Dealing with Chinese Initiatives

    European attitudes towards China and its Belt and Road Initiative are changing. While the People’s Republic under Xi Jinping is the only country in the world pursuing a global vision, distrust of China’s expanding influence is growing. As a consequence,… more

  • EU Trade and Climate Policy Linkages

    Potentials in Times of Repositioning

    The European Union (EU) was instrumental in successfully negotiating the Paris Agreement in 2015 and is now seeking a rapid international implementation. To this end, climate policy should be brought into line with as many foreign policies as possible,… more

  • Labour Clauses for Sustainability?

    Colombian Trade Agreements Exemplify Potential and Limits

    Modern free trade agreements increasingly seek to address environmental and social concerns. While the EU pursues a dialogue-led “soft approach”, the United States relies on threats of trade sanctions. Colombia offers an interesting example in this… more

  • Can Kasapoğlu

    Control of the Syrian Airspace

    Russian Geopolitical Ambitions and Air Threat Assessment

    Russia has mounted its anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) footprint in the Levant and also boosted the Syrian Arab Air Defense Force’s capabilities. Syrian skies now remain a heavily contested combat airspace and a dangerous flashpoint. Moreover, there is… more

Analytical and academic papers

Susanne Dröge, Harro van Asselt, Kasturi Das, Michael Mehling

Mobilising Trade Policy for Climate Action under the Paris Agreement

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 01, February 2018, 34 Pages
Marianne Beisheim, Anne Ellersiek

Partnerships for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 14, December 2017, 28 Pages

»Point of View«

Oliver Meier

Salisbury: A Case for the Chemical Weapons Convention

London’s conflict with Moscow over the Skripal poisoning is escalating. Russia rejects the British accusations as baseless. Oliver Meier argues for using the fact-finding procedures of the Chemical Weapons Convention. more

Dossiers

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, Politics & Society, Law / Human Rights. The dossier seeks to offer orientation in this complex field and offers compilations of relevant publications by SWP authors in the respective fields.

Last Update 24.04.2018
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.

Last Update 17.04.2018
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.

Last Update 06.02.2018

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