• Corona Crisis

    The impact of the corona crisis is already enormous. As the number of identified cases climbs economies are shrinking and nations closing their borders. Our new multi-perspectival dossier addresses the pandemic, with up-to-date situation reports, comprehensive impact assessments and concrete policy recommendations.

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  • Strategic Rivalry between United States and China

    Causes, Trajectories, and Implications for Europe

    ∎ Rivalry between the United States and China has become a paradigm of international relations over the past two years. It shapes both strategic debates and real political, military and economic dynamics.

    ∎ The dimensions of Sino-American competition… more

  • Claudia Zilla, Franziska F. N. Schreiber

    The Constitutional Process in Chile

    The South American Country Is Searching for a New Social Contract

    The protests in Chile, which began in October 2019, have resulted, among other things, in a constitutional initiative, which citizens had been demanding for a long time. Government and opposition parties have now agreed to it. It is supposed to begin with… more

  • The Refugee Drama in Syria, Turkey, and Greece

    Why a Comprehensive Approach Is Needed

    The plight of refugees in the Syrian province of Idlib, on the Greek islands, and on the EU’s external borders has worsened dramatically over the last few months. Once more, the European Union (EU) is split on questions of asylum and migration, and it… more

  • The Corona Crisis and International Relations: Open Questions, Tentative Assumptions

    International responses to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to have turned the world upside down. But are these changes lasting or transient? SWP Director Volker Perthes takes a first look at the implications for international politics.

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Analytical and academic papers

Claudia Zilla, Franziska F. N. Schreiber

The Constitutional Process in Chile

SWP Comment 2020/C 17, April 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C17

Hamidreza Azizi

Iran’s Multi-Faceted Strategy in Deir ez‑Zor

SWP Comment 2020/C 15, March 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C15

Barbara Lippert, Volker Perthes (eds.)

Strategic Rivalry between United States and China

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 04, April 2020, 53 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020RP04

Peter Rudolf

The Sino-American World Conflict

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 03, February 2020, 33 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020RP03

»Point of View«

Portraitfoto Volker Perthes (ILD)

The Corona Crisis and International Relations: Open Questions, Tentative Assumptions

International responses to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to have turned the world upside down. But are these changes lasting or transient? SWP Director Volker Perthes takes a first look at the implications for international politics.

more
Portraitfoto Andrea Schmitz (smz), März 2016

Someone Else’s Virus

Until very recently Central Asia remained a blank on the maps showing the spread of Covid-19. In the meantime the virus has appeared there too, and most countries are implementing the same protective measures used elsewhere. But, as Andrea Schmitz observes, Tajikistan is following a different strategy.

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Dossiers

Corona Crisis

The impact of the corona crisis is already enormous. As the number of identified cases climbs economies are shrinking and nations closing their borders. Our new multi-perspectival dossier addresses the pandemic, with up-to-date situation reports, comprehensive impact assessments and concrete policy recommendations.

Dossier, last update: April 2020
[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: April 2020
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.

Dossier, last update: March 2020
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

The 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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