• The End of the INF Treaty is Looming

    A New Nuclear Arms Race Can Still Be Prevented

    President Trump wants to terminate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed in 1987. Its aim was to end the nuclear deployment race between the US and the then Soviet Union in Europe. Trump justified his intention by accusing Russia of… more

  • Paweł Tokarski, Serafina Funk

    Non-euro Countries in the EU after Brexit

    Between Fear of Losing of Political Influence and Euro Accession

    Despite the United Kingdom never having adopted the euro, the upcoming Brexit will have consequences not only for the European Union as a whole but also for monetary integration. The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will heighten fears among the ‘euro-outs’,… more

  • A European Security Council

    Added Value for EU Foreign and Security Policy?

    A European Security Council (ESC) would – so the German government has suggested – make the European Union (EU) better prepared for making decisions about inter­national politics and thus better able to act. It believes that if the EU and its member… more

  • EU and Africa: Investment, Trade, Development

    What a Post-Cotonou Agreement with the ACP States Can Achieve

    The EU is currently negotiating a successor to its Cotonou Agreement of year 2000 with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. The political and economic con­text has changed enormously over the past two decades, with trade relations between the… more

  • Joanna Dyduch

    The Visegrád Group’s Policy towards Israel

    Common Values and Interests as a Catalyst for Cooperation

    Since 2017, relations between the Visegrád Group (V4) and Israel have been changing. Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia are increasingly developing shared views and values on international politics and show a greater willingness to… more

Analytical and academic papers

Wolfgang Richter

The End of the INF Treaty is Looming

SWP Comment 2019/C 04, January 2019, 8 Pages
Paweł Tokarski, Serafina Funk

Non-euro Countries in the EU after Brexit

SWP Comment 2019/C 03, January 2019, 7 Pages
Markus Kaim, Ronja Kempin

A European Security Council

SWP Comment 2019/C 02, January 2019, 7 Pages
David Kipp

EU Trust Fund for Africa

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 13, December 2018, 27 Pages
Hanns Günther Hilpert, Oliver Meier (eds.)

Facets of the North Korea Conflict

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 12, December 2018, 85 Pages

»Point of View«

Annegret Bendiek

No New Cold War: Give Strategic Interdependence a Chance

With its concept of strategic autonomy, the EU risks triggering a new Cold War. In the context of globalisation and digitisation, it should focus on strategic interdependence instead. A plea by Annegret Bendiek. more
[Translate to Englisch:] Foto von Robert Hickerson auf Unsplash

EU Migration Policy Bears No Relation to Reality

The EU is operating in crisis mode as regards migration policy, focusing above all on containment – wrongly, as David Kipp and Melanie Müller argue. They identify four factors that should be involved in a factual debate about sustainable migration policy. more


[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
[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: December 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.

Dossier, last update: October 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
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: February 2018

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