• The Right Moment to Reform the EU Budget

    The High Level Group on Own Resources (HLGOR) chaired by Mario Monti presented its final report on 17 January 2017. It contains recommendations for reform of the European Union’s own resources system. In October 2016, as part of its mid-term review of the… more

  • Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal

    European Energy Security Reimagined

    Mapping the Risks, Challenges and Opportunities of Changing Energy Geographies

    Following the Paris Agreement, the energy landscape is changing more than ever. While these changes bring opportunity, they also come with risks, requiring traditional concepts of energy security to be reconsidered. These changes in the energy landscape… more

  • Nicolai von Ondarza, Julia Becker

    Negotiating with a Dis-United Kingdom

    The EU’s Options Concerning Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit Talks

    As if the process or withdrawal from the European Union were not already complex enough in itself, the Brexit vote has also reopened constitutional questions for the United Kingdom. Scotland’s devolved government is calling for a new independence… more

  • Nord Stream 2 – A Political and Economic Contextualisation

    This study explores the commercial, economic, regulatory and political implications of the Nord Stream 2 project. The plans to add another two pipelines to the Nord Stream facility under the Baltic Sea have created waves within the European Union. Whether… more

  • David Schulze, Nadine Godehardt

    China 4.0

    Party and Society Debate the Digital Transformation

    The development of China’s Internet attracted great attention among foreign observers in 2016. This was due to record sales in Internet trade, extensive hacker attacks on private companies and government agencies, huge investment programmes for start-ups,… more

Analytical and academic papers

Peter Becker

The Right Moment to Reform the EU Budget

SWP Comments 2017/C 08, March 2017, 7 Pages
Nicolai von Ondarza, Julia Becker

Brexit: Negotiating with a Dis-United Kingdom

SWP Comments 2017/C 07, March 2017, 8 Pages
David Schulze, Nadine Godehardt

China 4.0

SWP Comments 2017/C 06, March 2017, 8 Pages
Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal

European Energy Security Reimagined

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 04, March 2017, 34 Pages

»Point of View«

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The Regeni murder: Egypt′s repression of academics and journalists

The murder of an Italian academic one year ago was yet another tragic reminder that it is barely possible to conduct independent research in Egypt these days. But German and European policies on Egypt rely on scholarly analyses, say Stephan Roll and Lars Brozus. more
Hanns W. Maull

US President Donald Trump: The Great Experiment

Trump’s presidency is turning into a stress test for American democracy and the world order. Hanns W. Maull identifies three factors that may play a role in the way this experiment unfolds. 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.

Last Update 29.03.2017
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Crisis in and around Ukraine

Internal and external developments in Ukraine and Russia; repercussions of crisis in the region and for European and international security.

Last Update 05.12.2016

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