• David Ramin Jalilvand / Kirsten Westphal (eds.)

    The Political and Economic Challenges of Energy in the Middle East and North Africa

    Milton Park, Routledge, 2018, 302 pages


    This volume explores the changes in global and regional energy, the impact of changing international energy dynamics on politics and economies in the Middle East and North Africa, and the challenges that will result.  more

  • TAPIR Call for Applications

    In the Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR), fellows spend a total of 24 months in three different think tanks in order to build skills in policy-oriented research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have a strong interest in working in a policy-oriented international environment. The Call for Applications ends on Thursday, February 1, 2018. more

  • Syria’s Reconstruction Scramble

    In a Game Fraught with Political Risk, Europe Should Aim for Long-term Stabilization

    By November 2017, as the civil war abated and the so-called Islamic State (IS) was all but defeated, Moscow increased its efforts to reach what it regards as conflict resolution in several fora beyond the UN-led Geneva process. Moreover, as the US… more

  • Red Sea: Connecter and Divider

    Disruption Waves from the Arabian Gulf to the Horn of Africa

    The Red Sea is a vital pathway for goods, people, arms, and livestock. European trade with Asia passes through here as well as oil from the Gulf to the Mediterranean, and a sizeable amount of global marine cargo is hauled through the Suez Canal and the… more

  • The Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

    Economic Potentials and Policy Perspectives

    At their summit on 6 July 2017, Japan and the EU reached an agreement in principle for bilateral free trade. The agreement should be ready for signing by the end of 2017. The intended liberalization of trade in goods, agriculture and services would create… more

  • Prioritise Greenhouse Gas Neutrality

    EU and German Climate Policy Should Be More Ambitious and More Pragmatic

    Two years after the climate summit in Paris, the euphoria over the diplomatic break-through and adoption of new targets – holding the temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably even to 1.5 degrees – has largely evaporated. There has… more

  • The EU’s Revised Cybersecurity Strategy

    Half-Hearted Progress on Far-Reaching Challenges

    In September 2017 the EU updated its 2013 Cyber Security Strategy. The new version is intended to improve the protection of Europe’s critical infrastructure and boost the EU’s digital self-assertiveness towards other regions of the world. But the reformed… more

Analytical and academic papers

Muriel Asseburg, Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Syria’s Reconstruction Scramble

SWP Comments 2017/C 51, December 2017, 8 Pages
Annette Weber

Red Sea Connecter and Divider

SWP Comments 2017/C 50, November 2017, 8 Pages
Hanns Günther Hilpert

The Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

SWP Comments 2017/C 49, November 2017, 8 Pages
Sebastian Schiek

Movement on the Silk Road

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 12, November 2017, 33 Pages
Annegret Bendiek

EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 11, October 2017, 30 Pages


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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.

Last Update 12.12.2017
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“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 17.07.2017
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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.

Last Update 16.05.2017

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