• Cracks in the Internet’s Foundation

    The Future of the Internet’s Infrastructure and Global Internet Governance

    The foundation of the Internet is showing cracks. Central elements of the Internet’s infrastructure are the result of decisions made decades ago. Since then, however, the technical context has changed dramatically, as has the political significance of the… more

  • Growing Needs, Insufficient Resources

    How to Fund International Refugee Protection?

    ∎ The December 2018 Global Compact on Refugees reaffirmed the inter­national community’s commitment to refugee protection – yet willing­ness to accept refugees is in decline globally.

    ∎ No progress has been seen in the search for viable modes of… more

  • Polar Power USA: Full Steam Ahead into the Arctic


    The Arctic’s melting ice not only acts as an early warning system for the world’s climate, but also makes this region an indicator of change for international security policy. The Trump administration sees the Arctic primarily as an arena of competi­tion… more

  • Strategic Foresight for Multilateral Policy

    Challenges, Opportunities and Success Factors

    Increasingly, states are openly and assertively pursuing their national interests in international politics. The US, for instance, is revoking important international agree­ments on disarmament, trade and climate change. Other countries with a claim to… more

  • Return and Reintegration

    Conflicting Priorities between Domestic Political Demands and Development Policy Principles

    In Germany there is broad agreement that rejected asylum seekers and other persons obliged to leave the country should do so as soon as possible. Deportations, however, are complex, expensive and particularly controversial when the country of origin’s… more

Analytical and academic papers

Michael Paul

Polar Power USA: Full Steam Ahead into the Arctic

SWP Comment 2019/C 42, November 2019, 4 Pages


Lars Brozus

Strategic Foresight for Multilateral Policy

SWP Comment 2019/C 41, October 2019, 4 Pages


Nadine Biehler, Amrei Meier

Migration Policy and Development Cooperation

SWP Comment 2019/C 40, October 2019, 4 Pages


Daniel Voelsen

Cracks in the Internet’s Foundation

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 14, November 2019, 35 Pages


Steffen Angenendt, Nadine Biehler, David Kipp, Amrei Meier

Growing Needs, Insufficient Resources

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 13, November 2019, 29 Pages


»Point of View«

After the S-400 Purchase: Where Are Turkish-Russian Relations Heading?

Turkey received delivery of its first S-400 battery from Russia in July, to the chagrin of its NATO partners. Turkish-Western relations are in flux. Galip Dalay asks: Is Turkey really turning away from the West? What factors strengthen relations with Russia?

Hanns Maull

The “Alliance for Multilateralism” by Germany and France: About Time, But It Needs To Be Serious

While multilateralist credos are emotionally no match for “America first” and other nationalist excesses, multilateralism remains the indispensable concept for managing global affairs. It is also a very demanding approach, however and needs to be taken seriously. A comment by Hanns W. Maull more


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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 2019
[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: September 2019
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: July 2019
[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
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

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